Arthur Robert Buckhurst DODD

DODD, Arthur Robert Buckhurst

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mallala, South Australia, 4 August 1888
Home Town: Allora, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Methodist minister
Died: Natural causes, Cowra, New South Wales, 23 February 1953, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Wallaroo Lloyd Memorial 'Welsh' Congregational Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Brisbane, Queensland
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
28 Feb 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 15th Infantry Battalion, Re-embarked from Melbourne to England after spending 5 months in Australia due to illness
17 Aug 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 15th Infantry Battalion, Termination of appointment

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'Prominent Official Collapsed and Died at Cowra.

Arthur Robert Buckhurst Dodd, officer in charge of the Commonwealth Employment Agency in Cowra, died suddenly yesterday afternoon (says the Cowra "Guardian." He suffered a heart attack and collapsed in his office at about 11.30 yesterday morning.

A local doctor was called and immediately ordered him to hospital. He died in hospital about two hours later. Mr. Dodd was due to retire from the service when he turned 65 in August of this year. He was transferred here from Nowra about eight years ago, and has been in charge of the Cowra agency ever since.

He was a member of the Cowra ambulance committee for several years, and was president for some time. He was also a member of the Cowra Bowling Club and the R.S.L.

An army captain in the First World War, he was twice invalided home from Europe after being gassed. Mr. Dodd Is survived by his wife and two daughters, both of whom are married and are living away from Cowra.' from The West Wyalong Advocate 9 Mar 1953 (nla.gov.au)

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