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Donald Keith Dawson

In memory of:

Captain Donald Keith Dawson

June 24, 1944

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Three Rivers Regiment, R.C.A.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 287 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V, F, 11.

Location:

The Assisi War Cemetery forms part of the locality of Rivotorto in the Commune of Assisi, in the Province of Perugia. From Rome, take highway A1, Rome-Milano, come off at Orte and go along the road 75 for Perugia and follow the direction signs for Assisi. Take the road to Rivotorto, and at a crossroad from which a church is visible, turn left. The Assisi War Cemetery is reached after about 500 metres .

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald Keith Dawson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone of Capt D.K. Dawson in the Assisi War Cemetery, Near Assisi, Italy.
  • Photo of Donald Keith Dawson– In memory for the students from Mimico (Ontario)) High School who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory for the students from Mimico (Ontario)) High School who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “Capt D. K. DAWSON CAC” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 18 reads: Capt Donald Keith DAWSON  The Three Rivers Regt, 12 Armoured Regt. RCAC. Victoria College, BA 1941. Killed on active service in Italy, 24 June 1944. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.
  • Victoria College WWII Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at Victoria College, part of  Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “They were valiant in life and triumphant in death. [Victoria University Crest] Abeunt studia in mores. Erected to the memory of the students of this college who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945. This tablet was erected by the Board of Regents and Dedicated October 13th, 1953”. Among the 79 names inscribed is that of: “Donald Keith Dawson”.  Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of Donald Keith Dawson– Photo of Donald Keith Dawson – Image from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook in 1941, describes Dawson and his extra-curricular activities.

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