DODD, James

Service Number: 3062
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 30 October 1892
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer's assistant
Died: Eagle Junction (Clayfield), Queensland, 19 October 1921, aged 28 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Plot 7, Row 88, Grave No. 18
Memorials: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat), Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3062, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3062, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3062, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1917: Imprisoned 1st Passchendaele, Confirmed Prisoner of War, after initially being reported wounded. Notified by postcard dated 14 October 1917 and being held at Limburg, Stuttgart and later Darmstadt
18 Dec 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion, Repatriated to England from POW Reception Camp at Ripon, Germany
13 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3062, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


It was announced in the "Courier" some time ago that Private James Dodd, M. M., had been wounded and made prisoner shortly after winning his decoration. He is now at Gefangen Lager, Wahn, Germany and writing to his father, Mr H. J. Dodd of Townsville, under date December 11, deals with his predicament in a philosophical manner, as being among the fortunes of war. Though not permitted to give details of his capture, it evidently came in the nature of a surprise while intense fighting was in progress. He seems to think he will not be badly treated at the hands of the Germans judging by experience to date of writing, but he and his fellow prisoners will welcome parcels of food, socks, and tobacco. Finally, he insists there is no occasion to worry as to his safety.' from The Brisbane Courier 18 Feb 1918 (nla.gov.au)