Private Neil Trevor Dawson

24 November 1918–
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Life Summary of Neil Trevor

When Private Neil Trevor Dawson was born on 24 November 1918, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, his father, Elbert Bernard Lefroy Dawson, was 37 and his mother, Eva Grace Sidebottom, was 34. In 1940, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as shop assistance in Saint Marys, Tasmania, Australia.

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Elbert Bernard Lefroy Dawson
Eva Grace Sidebottom
Una Cecilia Annie Dawson
Gordon William Dawson
Gordon William Dawson
Elbert Stuart Dawson
Geoffrey Bernard Dawson
Jean Grace Dawson
Jean Grace Dawson
Private Neil Trevor Dawson

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.
Age 21
Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.
Age 32
Australian troops sent to Korea.

Name Meaning

(1997: 27672;2007: 60660; 2010: 83182)English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Dawe’, from the Middle English personal name Daw(e) (see Daw 1 and 2), which is sometimes a pet form of David (see 2 below) but more generally of Rauf or Raw (i.e. Ralph ), of which Daw(e) is a rhyming form. Alternatively, the patronymic could mean ‘son of Daud(e)’, another Middle English pet form of Ralph evidently used interchangeably with Dawe. Dawson is one of the most numerous patronymics.Scottish: patronymic, ‘son of Dawe’. In Scotland Dawe is a diminutive of David (compare 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Australian WW2 Service Records

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