Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Parents: Mr & Mrs W T Dabson
Former Address: ‘Wesley’, Bourne Street, Hastings
Other Info: Wounded for a second time. Now in hospital in Shropshire. Formerly of the Hastings Observer and Pictorial Advertiser.
“… has gained the Military Medal which was presented to him last Sunday morning after Church Parade at Tunbridge Wells, by the Colonel in Command. After Church Parade the Battalion was marched back to the Parade Ground, and Private Dabson called to the front. The Colonel then said that it gave him great pleasure to decorate one of the 5th, and complimented him on his deed. Prior to pinning on the medal he read out what gained it: ‘On several occasions Private Dabson showed great devotion to duty and bravery in rescuing wounded men from No Mans Land under heavy shell fire.’ The Colonel warmly shook hands with Private Dabson, as did all the other officers.
Published: September 1915, November 1916 & March 1917
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