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Dadswell Family


This website contains short histories of a number of Dadswells (families or individuals) who migrated from Britain to Australia, particularly those who made the journey in the 1800s or early 1900s.

The story of the early English Dadswell generations is common to all family members. But over time, separate families emerged and some of these migrated to Australia, creating new stories. To read about these people, see Dadswell Family History.

Historic information

  Robert Doudeswell and some Australian descendants
  Origins of the Dadswell name
  Index of names on this website

Family feature stories

  Index of family feature stories
Sapper Henry Dadswell
21 September 2018
World War One Crisis for Dadswell Soldier

After enduring some three years of army life including life on the hazardous Western Front, Sapper Henry Dadswell 100 years ago was seeing the Allies make advances against Germany. But a late-war personal crisis almost cost him his life - and it was at the hands of some of his own comrades. Details.

DH 5 aircraft
7 July 2017
Migrant baker, World War One soldier, airman

Lewis Charles Dadswell, who lived and died in Perth, grew up in England and became a baker by trade. He sailed to Australia when he was in his twenties, worked as a baker and grocer and enlisted into the Australian Army, later to be transferred to the Australian Flying Corps which flew on the Western Front in the very early days of aviation. See Lewis Charles Dadswell

Website contact

As this is a growing website, additional information is welcome, as are messages if you find inadequate or incorrect information. A link to contact details is at the foot of each page.

mailbox picture Email:
Harley Dadswell
PO Box 519
Curtin   ACT   2605

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