Dodds, Robert William (114)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 21 years 2 Months
Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 17 February 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 114 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Robert Dodds (father)
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
DOW: Saturday, 5 August 1916
Private, 23 Infantry, died of wounds, 5 August, 1916, France, aged 23.
Parents: Robert and Esther DODDS, Brother: 2344, James DODDS, killed in action 18 August 1916. Born Port Melbourne, educated SS. Enlisted as a 21 year old grocer with father in Bairnsdale as next of kin, but his parents were at 87 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne when the circular was returned, although Bairnsdale was nominated as his late son’s place of association. Dodds was recommended for a Military Medal, but not awarded. Half-brother, 1247, John William EAVES, MM, and recommended DCM.
Additional research by Brian Membrey