Saturday, May 28, 2011
William Joseph Dawbin - Feilding Memorial
William Dawbin was the son of William and Julia Dawbin of Awahuri. He was born in Somerset, England. He embarked with the Main Body on the 16 October 1914 attached to the Wellington Mounted Rifles. At Gallipoli he was wounded at Gaba Tepe on the 29 May 1915 with a gun shot wound to the spine which resulted in paralysis. He was transferred back to England on the 17 June 1915 to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley near Southampton where he deteriorated, contracted Pneumonia and sadly died on the 22 August 1915. It must have been some small comfort to his parents to know that he was laid to rest at St Andrew's Churchyard in Somerset where he was born.