Wednesday, 10 March 2010
The funeral of Kingsman Sean Dawson
I never had the privilege of knowing Kingsman Sean Dawson but as a sign of respect I made sure I attended his funeral service at St Paul’s in Stalybridge. The service and the build up to it was highly emotional and I think very few people lining the route of the funeral procession along Huddersfield Road had a dry eye as the cortège passed by. The silence on a normally busy road, the young children from nearby schools, the elderly from the local nursing homes and the ordinary citizens of Tameside all stood side by side to honour the memory of Sean Dawson who in the words of his commanding officer was “a true lion of England” RIP Sean Dawson - certainly one of England’s finest sons. If you watch the video clips you will here glowing accounts of this fine young man who now sadly is no longer with us.