Joseph Dawes (1885–1918)


Highland Light Infantry 242486 10/11th Battalion

Photo courtesy Kathryn Teeter

Josepg dawes in WW1

Joseph, like his father, was a house painter before the start of the war. He served in France with the 10/11th Highland Light Infantry and was killed in action, in France, in 1918. He died in action 22nd March 1918 aged thirty-two. He is honoured on the Arras Memorial, along with eight other Crich soldiers, Arras commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and who have no known grave. He is also remembered on the war memorial at Crich. He was unmarried,

Jospet Dawes in WW1

Joseph in his highland uniform

Medal Roll Card
Awarded the Victory and British War Medals

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials J.
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Highland Light Infantry
Service Number 242486
Unit 10/11th Bn
Age 32
Date of Death 22/03/18
Additional Information Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Dawes
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference
Bay 8

War Graves Certificate for Joseph Dawes

Soldiers' Effects Book
Joseph Dawes ; 10/11th Bn Highland Light Infantry; Private 242486; died 22.3.18; War Gratuity £8; paid out to:
15.12.19 sister Rebecca Wragg £11 8s 7d

Joseph Dawes' brother Josiah Dawes is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Abraham Dawes Head 49 Painter & grocer Crich
Elizabeth Dawes wife 47 Grocer Crich
Rebecca Dawes daughter 22 Machine minder cotton mill Crich
Annie Dawes daughter 20 Machine minder cotton mill Crich
Abraham Dawes son 19 Coal miner, hewer Crich
Isaac Dawes son 17 Coal pit labourer Crich
Joseph Dawes son 15 Painter Crich
Florence Dawes daughter 13   Crich
Mary Ann Dawes daughter 12   Crich
Josiah Dawes son 10   Crich
Fred Dawes son 9   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Abraham Dawes Head 60 Painter house Crich
Elizabeth Dawes wife 55   Crich
Joseph Dawes son 25 Painter Crich
Florence Dawes daughter 24 Hosiery seamstress Crich
Fred Dawes son 19 Coal miner Crich
Constance Dawes daughter 17 Hosiery sewing machinist Crich
Emma Dawes daughter 15 Hosiery sewing machinist Crich
Harry Dawes son 11 School Crich

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1918 Voters List, Crich
Joseph Dawes, Crich; absent on military service