Dawn Young

Dawn Mary Young (1958 - 1978)

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Dawn Mary Young
Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 10 Oct 2018
15:37: Andrew Field edited the Primary Photo for Dawn Young. [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: BSA Police | Roll of Honour, BSA Police.


Birth & Upbringing: Dawn was born in 1958 in Salisbury.
Education She was educated at Nettleton School and then Roosevelt Girls High School in Salisbury.
Vocation: Joined the BSA Police in December 1976; Reg.No.WP366; served until September 1978. After leaving Deport, Dawn was first posted to the Salisbury Central Licence Inspectorate and then to Rhodesville, a Salisbury Urban station.
Demise: Murdered by terrorists - Viscount Hunyani while serving as a Women Patrol Officer with Duty Uniform in .[1] [2]. Dawn was a passenger on Air Rhodesia Flight RH825, Hunyani, shot down over Urungwe district. Most of the survivors of the initial crash were murdered in cold-blood by the ZIPRA terrorists responsible. [3] .
Burial: Dawn was buried following semi-military funeral held at Warren Hills Cemetery, Salisbury, on 13 September 1978


  1. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour BSAP Website
  2. Obituary Notice Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  3. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.

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