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Walter Dawson enlisted on 28th September, 1914, and was posted as Trooper, Regimental No. 401, to the 9th Light Horse Regiment. He had been born in Lilydale, but was unmarried, 18 years old blacksmith in Ballarat when he joined. He was killed in action during the attack on Hill 60 on Gallipoli and his name is recorded on the Lone Pine Memorial.
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