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Arthur William DODD

Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Henry A Dodd, Wellington Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Nauroy, near Bellicourt, on the night of 2nd and 3rd October, 1918. During heavy enemy bombardment, a gas shell fell on the parapet of the trench in which he and two of his officers were working. Although he was badly gassed he remained with his battery, completed his orders for an attack which was to be launched a few hours later, and carried out the task allotted to his battery. He showed courage and determination of a high order throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Order of the White Eagle - 5th Class (with swords) (Serbia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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