Henry James (Henry John) DODD MM

DODD, Henry James (Henry John)

Service Numbers: 1122, 3322
Enlisted: 5 October 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Red Hill, Queensland, 25 January 1894
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Press hand
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 20 August 1961, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
Location: Columbarium 12, Section: Section 9
Memorials: Milton Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1122, Enoggera, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1122, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1122, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1122, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wound to left hand
6 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 9th Infantry Battalion, Return to Australia due to wound
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3322, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3322, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
25 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1122, 49th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Gassed
12 Dec 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1122, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'ITHACA VOLUNTEER FIREMEN.

Welcome and Farewell.

A very pleasant evening was held in the Ithaca Volunteer Fire Brigade head station, on Enoggera terrace, on Tuesday night last, 24th August, when the members met to welcome hack to Brisbane, one of their number, Private Harry Dodd, of the famous 9th Battalion, he having returned slightly disabled, from the firing line in Gallipoli, and also to bid farewell to another of their number, Fireman Victor Storie, he having joined the expeditionary forces.

The chair was occupied by Mr. G. H. Corcut, and there also were present Mr. J. Storie, jun., and Corporal McDonald of the expeditionary forces, together with a good attendance of members. Apologies were received from his worship, the Mayor and several vice-presidents. The chairman, in his opening remarks, said it gave, him great pleasure to present Dodd with a wristlet watch, and Fireman Storie with a set of military brushes as tokens of esteem. He was very pleased to be able to welcome Harry Dodd back to Queensland, after having nobly done his duty. Private Dodd and Fireman Storie suitably responded. The former enthralled his listeners with an account of the landing of the famous 9th Battalion, in which he had the honour to participate, being one of the first to land.

Mr. Storie, sen., remarked that although he would miss his son very much, he thought he was only doing his duty by letting him go, and he sincerely hoped he would return safely. The chairman also congratulated the brigade on the number of men sent to the front, they having seat ten men of a membership of 32 - surely a glorious record and one hard to beat. The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m., by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." from The Telegraph 25 Aug 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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