This website contains short histories of a number of Dadswell families or individuals who migrated to Australia, particularly those who made the journey in the 1800s.
The story of the early 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.
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
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
3 February 2016
Adoption, early migration, prisoner-of-war
Fred (Archibald Frederick) Dadswell, who lived and died in Perth, was adopted as a baby so he never knew his biological parents. He sailed from England to Australia at age 14, worked as a grocer and enlisted into the Australian Army only to become a World War One prisoner-of-war shortly after arriving in France. For more information about his life, see Fred (Archibald Frederick) Dadswell