Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Horace Dawson

In memory of:

Sergeant Charles Horace Dawson

December 25, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Special Service Battalion, R.C.I.C.


1st Battalion

Additional Information


May 19, 1911
Aurora, Ontario


May 25, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Horace and Mary Anne Dawson, of Aurora, Ontario. Brother of Sgt Angus McIver Dawson, K38535, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, deceased 4 September 1945 in Canada, Francis John and Gladys.

Commemorated on Page 151 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. K. 14.


CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– This obituary for Sgt Dawson was obtained from a microfilm copy of a 1944 Toronto newspaper. Courtesy of Craig Cameron.

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