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Downie DODD

Regimental number4770
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolParkhead Public School and Glasgow Technical College, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia29
Address59 Gipps Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W. Dodd, 59 Gipps Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret S. DODD, 'Avon', Hampden Road, Five Dock, New South Wales. Native of Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted as missing, 20 July 1916.

Identity Disc and Pay Book forwarded through Berne to Foreign Office, 27 September 1916.

Previously reported Missing; now reported Killed in Action, 20 July 1916.

German document on file: 'Austr. Sold. Dodd, Downie 56 austr. Batt. B. Kemp. am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 930409: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to Next of Kin 20.6.17.'

Note on file: 'Name appeared on German death list dated 9 September 1916.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DODD Downie
Red Cross file 930409

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