Dodds, Robert William (114)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 2 Months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 17 February 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 114            view online service record

Francis Street
Bairnsdale, VIC

Next of Kin:
Robert Dodds (father)
Francis Street
Bairnsdale, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion

DOW: Saturday, 5 August 1916
Place: France

Robert William Dodds. AWM DA08848.

Robert William Dodds. AWM DA08848.

Private, 23 Infantry, died of wounds, 5 August, 1916, France, aged 23.

Parents: Robert and Esther DODDS, Brother: 2344, James DODDS, killed in action 18 August 1916. Born Port Melbourne, educated SS. Enlisted as a 21 year old grocer with father in Bairnsdale as next of kin, but his parents were at 87 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne when the circular was returned, although Bairnsdale was nominated as his late son’s place of association. Dodds was recommended for a Military Medal, but not awarded. Step-brother, 1247, John William EAVES, MM, and recommended DCM.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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