This website contains short histories of a number of Dadswell families or individuals who migrated to Australia, particularly those who made the journey in the 1800s.
The story of the early Dadswell generations is common to all family members. But over time, separate families emerged and some of these migrated to Australia, creating new stories. To read about these people, see Dadswell Family History.
Robert Doudeswell and some Australian descendants
Origins of the Dadswell name
Index of names on this website
Family feature stories
Index of family feature stories
8 April 2015
Feature Story: The Two Days in Your Life
The Two Days in Your Life is a compelling tale of Australian mateship, courage and betrayal on the battlefields of France during World War One. It contains action, humour, romance and mystery but reminds us of the bonds of comradeship that develop between men when under stress, and their determination not to let their mates down. And it was written by a Dadswell. Details.
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 World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. His extraordinary story has been published as a book. For more details about his life in the trenches, his original diaries and the book, see Diary of a Sapper.