George DODD

DODD, George

Service Numbers: 2008, 208, 2477
Enlisted: 11 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Krambach, New South Wales, 26 April 1882
Home Town: Nabiac, Great Lakes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer/Waterside worker
Died: Natural causes, Military Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, 14 August 1935, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Field Of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, NSW
Church of England Section S 1364
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Boer War Service

1 Jan 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lance Corporal, SN 2008, Doyle’s Australian Scouts

World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 208, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Sydney, New South Wales
19 Aug 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 208, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Aug 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 208, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
4 Mar 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 208, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps
27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2477, Sydney, New South Wales
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2477, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2477, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 55th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 55th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 55th Infantry Battalion
10 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 55th Infantry Battalion
15 May 1917: Wounded Bullecourt (Second), GSW (chest)
20 Dec 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2477, 55th Infantry Battalion

George Dodd

George joined the Australian Contingent for the South African Boer War and served as a Lance Corporal with Doyle's Australian Scouts in 1902.

On 11 August 1914, George enlisted in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force that was sent to Rabaul to fight the Germans. On returning to Australia, he was "discharged - time expired" from the ANMEF on 4 March 1915.

On 27 July 1915, George enlisted in the AIF and joined the 5th Reinforcements for the 17 Battalion. On 16 February 1916, the 5th Reinforcements were transferred to the 55th Battalion and George was promoted to Sergeant on 10 July 1916. On 15 May 1917, at Bullecourt, he received a gunshot wound to the chest and was returned to Australia on 18 November 1917. He was discharged as medically unfit on 20 December 1917.

George certainly served his country well!!

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Biography

"DODD.- August 14, 1935, at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, George Dodd, late of Fivedock, aged 53 years.

DODD.- August 14, 1935, at Military Hospital, Randwick, George Dodd, dearly beloved brother of Mrs. Pryor and Albert (Mick) Dodd, of Moorland, North Coast line.

DODD.- August 14, 1935, at Military Hospital, Randwick, George Dodd, dear brother of Mrs. Dalton, and uncle of Alleen, 6 Athol Court, Avoca-street, Randwick." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 15 Aug 1935 (nla.gov.au)

 

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