Arthur Robert DODEMAIDE MM

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DODEMAIDE, Arthur Robert

Service Number: 3312
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mildura, Vic., 1893
Home Town: Mildura, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 13 September 1916
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mildura Cenotaph, Mildura Primary School War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3312, 24th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
26 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3312, 24th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3312, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
13 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3312, 14th Infantry Battalion

Penrith Poppy Park

I purchased Arthur's poppy from the Penrith Poppy Park. I am trying to find out as much as I can about him and his short life.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles H Dodermaide, Pine Avenue, Mildura, Victoria

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES, 7th/13th August, 1916. Carried wounded continuously from the front line under heavy fire. He worked unceasingly all night and refused relief saying "the wounded men must be got in".'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

DODEMAIDE —In sad remembrance of my dear friend, Private Arthur R. Dodemaide, A.I.F., who died of wounds in France,  September 13th, 1916.
Somewhere in France he is lying;
He answered his Country's call;
He died an Australian hero,
Fighting to save us all.
—Inserted by M. Robinson.

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