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Photos courtesy Michael Leafe
John Henry Dawes - known as Harry - was born at Crich in 1894, the son of Robert Dawes and Elizabeth Cowlishaw. He became a school teacher. He was demobbed in 1919 and then took up duties as assistant master at Lea school. Moving to Nottingham in 1922, he was assistant master at several schools there.Whilst s teaching in Nottingham he married Essie Leafe of Crich in 1923. They don't appear to have had any children. Harry passed away at Nottingham on 23 March 1957, aged sixty-two years.
Medal Roll Card
Dawes John H; Private; 34 London R; 880498
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals
Derbyshire Courier, 1 Feb 1919
"Signaller Harry Dawes, of Church Farm, Crich, arrived on leave from France on Tuesday. He was over in July last year before proceeding to France.”
Derbyshire Courier, 8 February 1919
Signaller J.H. Dawes, 34th London Regiment, who has just returned to Crich from Belgium, found in a bedroom cupboard near Tournai a portion of an old French newspaper containing an account of an explosion caused by a dynamite cartridge which comehow got among the burning coal in a cottage fire at Flagg, near Bakewell, and injured three children.
Derbyshire Courier, 8 March 1919
CRICH, LEA & HOLLOWAY
Mr Harry Dawes, of Church Farm, Crich, began duties on Monday as assistant master at the Lea Council schools. He received his discharge from the Army last month. He was formerly on the staff of the Bonsall Endowed Schools
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|John||Jackson||Head||56||Baker||Co. Derry Ireland|
|Vera Annie||Jackson||daughter||18||pupil teacher||Co. Derry Ireland|
|Elizabeth||Dawes||sister in law||52||Crich|
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1918 Voters List, Crich
Joseph Henry Dawes, Church Farm, absent on military service.
1939 Register: Stanley Road Nottingham
John H Dawes b.6 August 1894; Assistant schoolmaster
Essie Dawes b.12 November 1896