William Dawes (Royal Marines Officer)

William Dawes (Royal Marines Officer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Dawes was an officer of the Royal Marines, an astronomer, engineer, botanist, surveyor, explorer, abolitionist and colonial administrator. He traveled to New South Wales with the First Fleet on board HMS Sirius. William Dawes was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, in early 1762, the eldest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Dawes. He was christened there on 17 March 1762. His father was a clerk of works in the Ordnance Office at Portsmouth. He joined the marines as Second Lieutenant on 2 September 1779 and was wounded in action against the French Navy under the Comte de Grasse at the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Populpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136383632
  • 9786136383637