DAWBER, FREDERICK 63412 Corporal Depot 96th Brigade 32nd Division
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
Formerly 16th Battalion
Died United Kingdom 30th March 1920
Ref: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Frederick Dawber is buried in:-
LEYLAND (ST. ANDREW’S) CHURCHYARD
Grave Ref: Section 4 Grave 10. The son of Thomas and Barbara Dawber; husband of Margaret Dawber of 15 Gillibrand Street, Chorley. Born at Leyland.
His C.W.G.C. headstone in St. Andrew’s graveyard records:-
63412 CORPORAL F. DAWBER LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS 30th MARCH 1920 AGE 32
Leyland St. Andrew’s Parish Magazine May 1920
Burials: Frederick Dawber of Chorley, 3rd April 1920. Aged 32 years.
Note 1:- Frederick Dawber’s name does not appear on any Leyland memorial. However, since the C.W.G.C. record states that he was born in Leyland and we know that he lived in Leyland at 11 Turpin Green Lane until he married (or joined the army), plus the fact that he was buried in Leyland Parish Graveyard, I have included him in the ‘Main List’ of Leyland casualties.
Note 2:- No. 11 Turpin Green Lane was the old numbering; in the mid 1930’s it became No. 39. It is now part of the newsagent’s shop which took in Nos. 37 and 39. Information: Mr Beaumont of Chorley, whose wife is niece of Frederick Dawber. Frederick is the brother of William Dawber, R.F.A., who died in Salonika August 15th, 1916.
Note 3:- The 96th Brigade 32nd Division, included in the ‘Soldiers Died’ heading, refers to the 16th (Service) Battalion – which was also known as the 16th (2nd Salford) Battalion – and not to the Depot, of course.
Dawber, Frederick. WE Waring 2003