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Dadswell Family History

Generation 11
David Dyer Dadswell (1897-1951)

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Ancestors of David Dyer Dadswell
David Dyer Dadswell's story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of David Dyer Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Thomas Dadswell 1719 > Edward Dadswell 1754 > Robert Dadswell 1784 > Thomas Dadswell 1810 > Thomas David Dadswell 1845 > Charles Edward Dadswell 1870 > David Dyer Dadswell 1897

David Dyer Dadswell's story

David Dyer Dadswell was the second of two sons born to Charles Edward and Florence (Hayes) Dadswell. He was born at Albert Park on 18 February 1897.
Army declaration by David Dadswell
He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 1 June 1912 when he was aged 15 and spent a year aboard the boys training ship HMAS Tingira before being discharged as unsuitable. He joined the Australian Army on 4 January 1916 when aged 20.

He served in France and during battles he was wounded in the shoulder and suffered deafness. He faced at least two court martials for being absent without leave. While on leave in England in 1917, he married (at Marylebone, London), Edith Ruth Stubley, who was born at Hull, England, in 1895.

Following his return to Australia, he married Phyllis Mary Smith, daughter of Alfred Smith, a leather merchant, and Mary (Hale) Smith, at St Kilda on 23 January 1922, declaring himself a bachelor. At this time, he described himself as a farmer although his usual address was given as 274 Barkly Street, St Kilda.

In 1931 the couple was listed living at nearby 8 Alfriston Street, Elwood. At the time of his death on 12 July 1951, David Dadswell was listed as a builder living at 533 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. His death certificate stated there were no children from the marriage to Phyllis Smith.

As neither he nor his brother appeared to have had children, the Dadswell name died out for this branch of the family.

This 11-generation Family Chart shows the development of this Dadswell family (PDF file).

Picture: Declaration to the Army signed by David Dyer Dadswell that he had married while in England during World War One. Image from National Archives of Australia.

Key family dates

David Dyer Dadswell
born 18 Feb 1897 - died 12 July 1951
married 1.
1917
at London, England
Edith Ruth Stubley
born 1895 - died ?
David Dyer Dadswell
born 18 Feb 1897 - died 12 July 1951
married 2.
23 Jan 1922
at Melbourne, Vic
Phyllis Mary Smith
born 1900 - died ?

Further information

Information on Charles and Florence Dadswell (generation 10, parents of David Dyer Dadswell)


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