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Hubert Charles DODDS

Regimental number18537
Place of birthKilcoo, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationJeweller
AddressIpswich, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10.5"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Winnie Dodds, Drumley PO, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMay 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateDischarged 1 May 1919
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 3 June 1917; appointed acting ship Sergeant Major.

Found guilty, at Sea, 3 September 1917, of (1) neglecting to obey orders: severely reprimanded.

Disembarked, Liverpool, England, 2 October 1917; marched into Parkhouse Training Barracks, 3 October 1917; reverts to Sapper on marching in from Australia, 3 October 1917; appointed E.D.P Sergeant, 3 October 1917; reverts to rank of Sapper on joining E.T.D, 6 November 1917; appointed Temporary Corporal, 14 November 1917; reverted to Sapper, 18 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 31 January 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 1 February 1918; marched out to unit, 4 February 1918; taken on strength of 13th Field Company Engineers, 9 February 1918; appointed Lance Corporal, 26 October 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 16 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 12 February 1919.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance (synovitis: right knee), 14 March 1919; to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 March 1919; to 83rd General Hospital, 15 March 1919; to England, 17 March 1919; admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital, England, 17 March 1919; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 March 1919; discharged, 16 April 1919, and granted furlough until, 30 April 1919, to report to Hurdcott Command Depot; discharged, London, 1 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DODDS Hubert Charles

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