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George DODD

Regimental number1609
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressNorth Terrace, Hackney, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs G Dodd, North Terrace, Hackney, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Found guilty, Gallipoli, of being absent without leave, 14 July 1915: forfeited 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, Sarpia Camp, Mudros, of being absent without from 1000, 6 December, till 0630, 9 December 1915: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Serapeum, 25 January 1916, of when on Active Service breaking away from train en route to Serapeum, and remaining absent from 1630, 25 January, to 1810, 29 January 1916: awarded 10 days' detention.

Found guilty, Habeita, 10 February 1916, of when on Active Service in a certificate signed by him, knowingly making a dfalse statement: awarded 42 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Transferred to 13th Machine Gun Company, 28 July 1916; taken on strength, 29 July 1916.

Sick to hospital, 29 September 1916; rejoined unit, 4 October 1916 (no further details recorded).

Rejoined 50th Bn, in the field, 31 October 1916.

Found guilty, 8 November 1916, of when on Active Service, being absent without leave, 9.30 pm, 5 November, until reporting to Guard at 10.30 pm, 5 November 1916: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 30 November 1916, of when on Active Service being absent without leave from 8 am Fatigue till 4 pm, 29 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 8 days' pay.

While on leave to United Kingdom admitted to 2nd Auxiliary hospital, Southall, 3 May 1917 (fractured fibula); discharged, 19 June 1917, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs.

Proceeded overxeas to France, 15 August 1917; rejoined 50th Bn, in the field, 1 September 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burmah', 14 December 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 April 1919.

War service: 4 years 123 days (of which 4 years 12 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 December 1932
SourcesNAA: B2455, DODD George

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