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Dowson, G.W., Pte., 1916

Photo: James Pasby

On Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France, is the name of 22996 Private George William Dowson serving with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died 01/07/1916.

Son of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Dowson, of 51, South St., Spennymoor, Co. Durham.

In Spennymoor Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:-

In loving memory of
the beloved husband of
Elizabeth Dowson of Spennymoor
died October 22nd 1914
aged 52 years
Also George William
son of the above
who was killed in action
in France July 1st 1916
aged 20 years

He died like a hero
And answered the call

Peace Perfect peace

Also J. Harold Dowson
son of the above
died December 5th 1912
aged 5 years

O happy day

George William Dowson is remembered in Spennymoor on S131.02, S131.09 and S131.11

The CWGC entry for Private Dowson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk