|Photo ID #:||4057|
|Description:||Pictured William Dawes, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment|
William’s army service records have not survived, but it is known that on enlistment he joined the 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, which it seems he continued to serve in throughout his army service. He was taken prisoner during the first day of the battle of Aisne on 27 May 1918. William was awarded the British War and Victory medals.