|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
Oswald Charles Dawson MC (1 September 1919, Durban, Natal – 22 December 2008, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in 9 Tests, all against England, in the 1947 and 1948-49 series.
He was a medium pace bowler and a useful late middle order batsman who was an important player for Natal from 1938-39 to 1949-50 and Border from 1951-52 to 1961-62. He also played baseball for Natal.
Before he came to prominence on the cricket field, he had a distinguished record in World War II. He served with the Royal Durban Light Infantry at the Battle of El Alamein and later won a Military Cross in Italy.
- Graham Short, The Trevor Goddard Story, Purfleet, Durban, 1965, p. 18.
- Ossie Dawson dies aged 89 Retrieved January 5, 2013.
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