Dodson, Alfred John Charles

Dodson, Alfred John Charles

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion

Rank:
Private

Service Number:                    
48998

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:
10.8.1918

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery,
Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-
de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Guilden Morden Cambridgeshire War Memorial

 

Alfred was a rifleman in the Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, regimental number 48998. He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders, and was killed in action on 10th August 1919.

He is buried in the Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France,  and is commemorated on the Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire War Memorial.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1899

Birth Place:
Bourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:                    
Caldecote, Newnham, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      
Single

 

Alfred was born in Bourn, Cambridgeshire (second of five sons) to John and Eliza Dodson, who lived in Caldecote.

Alfred’s brother Ferdinand Brenyer Reuben Dodson also served in France and Flanders and was killed in action 28th November 1915 and is buried in the Chocques  Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.  He is also commemorated on the Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire War Memorial.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Alfred John Charles Dodson
Birth Place:Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Caldecote, Hertfordshire
Death Date:10.8.1918
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Rifle Brigade
Battalion:1st Battalion

Regimental Number:

48998
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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