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Dadswell Family History

Generation 10
Frank Leslie Dadswell (1890-1950) and Elizabeth Raff

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Ancestors of Frank Leslie Dadswell
Frank Leslie Dadswell's story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of Frank Leslie Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Thomas Dadswell 1719 > Edward Dadswell 1754 > Robert Dadswell 1784 > Robert Dadswell 1819 > Stephen Orrace Dadswell 1854 > Frank Leslie Dadswell 1890

Frank Leslie Dadswell's story

Frank Leslie Dadswell, the last of the six children of Stephen and Ellen (Pett) Dadswell, was born in Melbourne on 21 February 1890.

He began work as a brass finisher while still living at home with his parents. Later he described himself as a turner, and later still an engineer. He appears to have travelled to England during World War One, arriving in London aboard the Osterley in 1916 when he was aged 26.

He returned to Australia and during World War One was a munitions worker. In 1919 he married Elizabeth (Bess) Kirk Raff, daughter of James and Ann Jane Raff, and the couple had one daughter, Elsie Doreen Dadswell, born in 1920. They lived at Essendon and later Camberwell.

Frank Dadswell died on 24 April 1950 when aged 60, Elizabeth (Bess) Dadswell died in August 1964 aged about 71.

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

Key family dates

Frank Leslie Dadswell
born 21 February 1890
died 24 April 1950
Elizabeth Kirk Raff
born 1893
died August 1964
Child -

1. Elsie Doreen Dadswell born 31 July 1920 - [marr James __________] - died ?

Further information

Information on Stephen and Ellen Dadswell (generation 9, parents of Frank Leslie Dadswell)

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