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Albert Edwin DODDS

Regimental number628
Place of birthLockton, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressInnisfail, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Barker Dodds, Ampleforth, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 August 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous meritorious service and devotion to duty. During the period 25th February - 18th September, 1918, Sergeant DODDS has performed valuable work in the care of animals and vehicles. East of PERONNE on 6th September, he also supervised the supply of hot food to the line, personally conducting the carrying party through rifle and Machine Gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 411 Pte Thomas Reginald DODDS, 41st Bn, returned toAustralia, 6 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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