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Henry James DODD

Regimental number1122
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPress hand
AddressMartha Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Wm John Dodd, Martha Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 21 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period 13th November, 1916 to 26th November, 1916, whilst the Battalion was in close support at FLERS and holding the front line this N.C.O. assisted the Pack Transport Convoy to this Battalion, and his example was undoubtedly one of the causes of the excellent condition in which our rations arrived. By his example and devotion to duty with the Transport he undoubtedly assisted materially to keep the horses and drivers in the condition they were in. During the above period the transport Officer was evacuated sick, and an inexperienced Officer had to be placed in charge. Sergeant DODD's assistance was invaluable.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 August 1961
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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