Friday, August 7, 2009

The William (2) DAWES Line

William DAWES was born 02 March 1861 in Kemp Town, Brighton and married Mary Ann GOLDSMITH (1864-1933) on 28 Dec 1881 in Brighton. They had seven children with a gap of 9 years between the last two, Ernest and Leslie. All their children went on to have families except for William who died in WWI at age 23 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and Alfred b. 1896 who appears in the 1901 and 1911 censuses but for whom nothing further is known except that he was discharged from the army in 1916 as being "no longer physically fit."

(L-R below) William (1894-1917); Leslie Edward (1909-1964)

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