Friday, 16 May 2014

NOT JUST A NAME (CONT'D): THE SIXTH FATALITY



(6) Gunner 19581 William James DABSON 111th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.  (Westmarsh War Memorial).


This photo of William Dabson was taken on his last leave home, six weeks before his death

William James Dabson was the son of George Dabson from Ash.  He was born in Sandwich and lived in Ash.  He was a pupil at Westmarsh School.  He enlisted at Dover.
He was killed in action on 29th July 1915, aged 29 and is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.  (plot IV.0.8).

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