INDENTLieutenant Colonel Dawson Warren, born 1865, the only son of Major General D.S. Warren, C.B., educated at Cheltenham College and Sandhurst, was commissioned Lieutenant R.W. Surrey Regiment, 1885; took part in the Burma Campaigns of 1885-89; Captain, 1895, Major, 1903 and succeeded to the command of the 1st Battalion of his Regiment as Lieutenant Colonel March, 1913. He embarked for France with the 1st Division B.E.F., August 1914. During the Battle of the Aisne, the following month "... Lieut. Col. D. Warren of the Queens, after sharp fighting at La Bovelle, had skilfully extricated his battalion from its dangerously advanced position and brought it back at 4.30pm to the foremost of the British guns on the Chemin des Dames." (History of the Great War - France and Belgium Vol I refers)
Lieut. Colonel Warren commanding the 1st Bn. of his Regiment was killed in action during the closing stages of the Battle of the Aisne, 17 September 1914 - shot by a sniper whilst observing with binoculars from the top of a haystack (Regimental History refers); he is commemorated in the Memorial Chapel, Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Mentioned in Field Marshal Sir John French's Despatch for the Aisne, 8 October 1914