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Corporal Oliver Dawson


Harrogate Herald 21st February 1917

Roll of Honour

Mr R Dawson, of 79 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, formerly of Harrogate, has received a telegram from the War Office informing him that his second son, Corporal Oliver Dawson, was in hospital in France, dangerously wounded.


Harrogate Herald - 3rd October 1917

W H Breare letter

Rumour has been current in Harrogate that Corporal O Dawson is wounded and missing. It is not correct, I am glad to say, as regards missing. He was wounded on the 15th February 1917, and taken to a casualty clearing station, then to Rouen, where he stayed eighteen weeks; next transferred to Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, then to Beckett's Park Hospital, Leeds, and is now been seven weeks at Escrick Red Cross Hospital, York. He has been dangerously ill as a result of gun shot wounds in the back and chest, the left lung being penetrated. He is recovering, but very slowly. By the way, Mr Richard Dawson, the father, is a member of the Leeds Volunteer Bearer Company, and will be pleased to visit any wounded Harrogate soldiers in Leeds hospitals.