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Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________

DAWSON, Mark Pte 119548 Royal Army Medical Corps Details (E.E.F.).

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Mark Dawson, brother of Joseph Dawson, died in Egypt in 1917 following an operation aged 33. Mark was living with his wife Rose Mary and two children, one called Marie.

Joseph and Mark had a brother and sister called Sarah and John and the family lived at 21 Silver Street. His father was a plate layer and probably worked with Richard Elcoate (see John Elcoate).

Joseph Dawson senior is photographed near the new war memorial in Yarm which bears two of his son’s names in the 1920’s. Mark’s war memorial number is D. 176 situated in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY.

Mark married Rose Mary Topham from Bridge Streeet Yarm on 12 April 1909 and moved in with his mother and father in law until they died in 1914. On 16 Sept 1916 his daughter Margorie was born. Mary's brother Charles Henry Topham died one month later in Egypt.


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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.