12th September 1916KILLED IN ACTIONDAWSON – September 3, killed in action, Second Lieutenant Allan Dawson (Machine Gun Corps). Son of the late James Naismith and Mary Dawson, and the dearly-beloved brother of the Rev. Colin T and Nora Dawson. 88 John and James’s Vicarage, Linacre-lane, Bootle.
CHURCH LAD’S BRIGADEALLAN DAWSON TROPHYThe final round for the Allan Dawson Memorial Trophy took place between teams of six cadets from four home companies of the 3rd Liverpool Cadet Battalion Church Lads Brigade on Thursday. The earlier round deciding the teams to take part in the final shoot had been decided in four wing competitions. The results was that Southport Holy Trinity Company were the first winners of the trophy; Christ Church, Sefton Park Company were second; St Philip, Litherland third and Wavertree fourth. Cadet Williams of the Sefton Park Company was the winner of the prize offered for a best individual score. The fine cup presented for this competition has been given by the members of the family of the late second-lieutenant Allan Dawson (/Machine Gun Section of the Liverpool “Pals” Regiment) to commemorate his connection as a cadet officer of the Church Lad’s Brigade.