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paragraph 392(xv)

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zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 16:18

yes stuart that is him i have the certificate


greyghost Report 31 Dec 2012 15:32

Could this be a marriage ??

Civil Registration event: Marriage

MarriageFinder: Philip J Dawson married Rosina Francis
Name: DAWSON, Philip J
Registration district: Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Year of registration: 1914
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Francis
Volume no: 6D
Page no: 314


greyghost Report 31 Dec 2012 15:20

1911 census transcription details for: 183 King Ed Road

National Archive Reference:
RG14PN18003 RG78PN1095 RD384 SD1 ED15 SN23C
Reg. District: Birmingham
Sub District: Ladywood
Parish: Birmingham
Enum. District: 15
Address: 183 King Ed Road
County: Warwickshire
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
DANSON, Philip Head Married25 years M 52 1859 Ladder Maker Warwickshire Bham
DANSON, Emma Wife Married25 years F 49 1862 Stratford on Avon
DANSON, Philip Son Single M 17 1894 Polisher Of Silver Warwickshire Bham
DANSON, Florence Daughter Single F 19 1892 Jeweller Enameller Warwickshire Bham
DANSON, Harold Son Single M 15 1896 Bras Fitting Worker Warwickshire Bham

His 1912 attestation papers show NOK as Father - Philip, Mother - Emily, Brother - Harold, Sister, Florence at
211 New Spring Street, Brookfields, Birmingham.
He has gone from Silver Polisher in 1911 to General Labourer at attestation
His parish of birth is Aston
1901 census shows him as Philip John Dawson - - Dec Qtr 1893 Aston, Warwicks 6D 406

The WW1 Royal Warwickshire Reg death in Mesopotamia is of a Philip Dawson (there is a Philip b 1887 in Birmingham on the 1911)


zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 12:45

just found possible death 1917 mesopotania
have to investigate more


zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 12:34

hi both hard to follow family because they change their christian names and surnames are transcribed wrong

1911 with parents
philip and emma danson should be dawson
183 st edwards road birmingham


greyghost Report 31 Dec 2012 12:05

Snap MC


MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 12:04

Those attestation papers dated 22 March 1912 appear to show that he was joining the Royal Regiment of Artillery but was already a serving member of 6th Bttn Royal Warwickshire.

Quite possible that previous service records are missing.

Where was he on 1911 census?


greyghost Report 31 Dec 2012 11:57

Looks like he was already serving with the 6th Battalion when he attested to the Artillery in 1912. The 6th would have been a local unit to him at home and part time, given his occupation is listed as labourer, unless called to do otherwise (like the Territorials today). Google for info.

There are not many pages of his papers, possibly the code for discharge was on a summary page and the reasons why are on pages lost?
I think it might say 392(xv) A (then KR for Kings Regulations)


zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 11:38

thanks mary but if ill health think would say


MarysRoots Report 31 Dec 2012 10:58

Maybe he was injured or ill It could be a medical discharge??



zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 10:53

but kath he didnt even do a year with them


zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 10:51

sorry reggie
born 1893 birmingham


KathleenBell Report 31 Dec 2012 10:50

Have a look here:-

This gives you all the reasons for being discharged. You will see that paragraph 392(xv) means that he was discharged free as he had completed a certain number of years.

Kath. x


Reggie Report 31 Dec 2012 10:47

You haven't given any time-scale

You could try the National Archives for URL


zenawarrior Report 31 Dec 2012 10:41

help please
i have found on family
philip dawson 68862 6th bat royal warwicks reg
short service record 276 days discharged on paragraph 392(xv)
it also mentions royal regiment of artillary
does this mean he swopped from one to the other
and how could i find out