This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2967
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 02/04/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I. A. 61.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 John Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker, Gilroy & Sons Ltd
William & Jane (step children)
More about George Dodds
AN OLD CAMPAIGNER DIES OF WOUNDS.
The circumstances attending the death through wounds of Private G. Dodds, 4 John Street, are pathetic in the extreme. The intimation of her husband’s wound found Mrs Dodds in indifferent health, and the news affected her greatly. The report was not official, but was contained in a letter from a comrade, who wrote that Private Dodds had been wounded in the head by a piece of shrapnel shell on March 28. No further word reached the anxious woman until yesterday, when a visitor informed her that her husband’s name was in a casualty list as having died of wounds.
Private Dodds was an old campaigner, who saw extensive service in South Africa. Before throwing in his lot with the “Fourth,” he was with the Royal Field Artillery for sixteen years.
He passed through the Boer War without receiving an injury of any kind. Private Dodds was generally employed as a Dock labourer, but at the time of his donning the dark tartan he was engaged as a calender worker with Gilroy, Sons, & Co., Ltd. He is survived by his widow and a family.
Dundee Courier 24th April 1915
Guardian of Children J. M.Davidson, Orphan Institution, 133 Ferry Rd, Dundee
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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