|Place of birth||Elliston, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mount Cooper, Eyre's Peninsula, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, J. Dodgson, Mount Cooper, Eyre's Peninsula, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Previously served for 5 months as 659, Private, in 43rd Bn, Mitcham Camp; discharged medically unfit; did not embark.|
|Place of enlistment||Port Lincoln, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, 31st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.
Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 20 June 1918.
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 3 September 1918; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 6 September 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 6 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 September 1918 (influenza); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 18 September 1918; marched out to rejoin 9th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 30 October 1918.
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 February 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 27 February 1919; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 28 February 1919; discharged to duty, 16 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 April 1919, and transferred same day to 14th Australian General Hospital (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 18 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DODGSON John Albert|