William Francis Lyon DODSON


DODSON, William Francis Lyon

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: 1889, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 19 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Involvement 2nd Divisional Signal Company, Third Ypres
31 May 1915: Embarked 2nd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
19 Sep 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

William Francis Lyon Dodson was born in 1889, he grew up in Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia. William's occupation before he went off to war was a clerk, a clerk is an office worker, they keep records, accounts etc. At age 26 when William was married he went off to war. His unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on board HMAT A2 Geelong. William Francis Lyon Dodson was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion. However, unfortunately William was killed in action on the 19-20 September in 1917. It is terrifying to imagine going to war, it wouldn't have been a very pleasant experience, especially for the young men who went to war.