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Dadswell Family


This website is "a work in progress" - it aims to make available the known history of one particular branch of the Dadswell family along with other information about related families as it becomes available.

While this information is centred around one Dadswell line spanning 11 generations, much of the story of earlier generations is common to most branches of the family. The website will gradually expand to include other families and their important stories. An index of names of all those mentioned on the website is provided.

Historic information

  Family tree - Robert Doudeswell and some descendants
  Origins of the Dadswell name
  Index of names on this website

Family feature stories

  Index of family feature stories
31 Jan 2013
Feature Story: Surviving Family Tragedies

Like many early families, the Norwood family (descendants of Helena Matilda Dadswell 1867-1945), suffered a series of adversities. In a family of six, the youngest died from diptheria when only 18 months, the eldest son was killed in the Gallipoli trenches, and the next son was murdered at his workplace. Details.

Sapper Henry Dadswell
Diary of a Sapper

As a young World War One signaller, Henry Dadswell managed to keep a diary as he risked death from bullets, shells and disease on the battlefields of France and Belgium. His extraordinary story has been published as a book. For more details about the book and the original diaries, see Diary of a Sapper.

Website contact

As this is a growing website, additional information is welcome, as are messages if you find inadequate or incorrect information. A link to contact details is at the foot of each page.

mailbox picture Email:
Harley Dadswell
PO Box 519
Curtin   ACT   2605

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