A Canadian Great War Battle of Amiens 1918 Military Medal group awarded to Sergeant E. Dawson, 4th Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps, who saw service with his unit as a store keeper out on the Western Front from September 1915, and was then awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette for 24th January 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens in the period from 8th August to 3rd September 1918. His award was one of eight to his unit announced in orders on 6th September 1918.
Military Medal, Geo V, 1256 SJT: E. DAWSON: CAN: A.M.C.; 1914-15 Star named to 1256 PTE E. DAWSON. CAN: A.M.C. British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 1256 SJT. E. DAWSON. C.A.M.C.
Edward Dawson was born on 18th January 1886 in Liverpool, England, and having emigrated to Canada and settled in Calgary, Alberta, found work as a store clerk, and then enlisted into the Canadian Forces on 20th November 1914 at Calgary as a Private (No.1256) with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Seeing service as a Stores Clerk with the 4th Canadian Field Ambulance, he arrived in England on 29th April 1915, and then arrived out on the Western Front on 13th September 1915. Appointed to Lance Corporal on 17th April 1917, and promoted to Corporal on 19th December 1917 and then to Sergeant on 16th March 1918, he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 24th January 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens in the period from 8th August to 3rd September 1918. The 4th Canadian Field Ambulance War Diary, notes that Dawson was one of eight men of his unit awarded the Military Medal in orders dated for 6th September 1918, at the time of the announcement, the unit was based at Cherisy. Dawson returned to England on 11th April 1919, and then returned to Canada on 18th May 1919, being discharged on 18th September 1919.