Title: From Duntroon to the Dardanelles – A Biography of William Henry Dawkins

Author: Ingle, Judith

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1995

ISBN: 0646234323

Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 319 pages

Comments: Lieutenant Dawkins was killed at Gallipoli when he was only 22. This biography draws heavily on Dawkin’s letters and diary entries, and covers his years at Duntroon, and his training in Egypt and his service in the Dardanelles with the 2nd Field Company, Australian Engineers, 1st Australian Division. The appendix include official documents following his death, papers from his army file, and extracts from Dawkin’s Duntroon diary for 1913-14.

Place of birth Rochester, Victoria
School Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other training School teacher at Kyneton, Victoria
Religion Church of England
Occupation Military student
Address Leonora, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 22
Next of kin Father, A Dawkins, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Enlistment date 14 August 1914
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Division Engineers
Fate Killed in Action 20 May 1915
Place of death or wounding Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death 22.6
Age at death from cemetery records 22
Place of burial Beach Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 3), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,  Australian War Memorial 23

Small edge knock to bottom left front cover.