Oliver Henry Dodd, 18971957 (aged 60 years)

Name
Oliver Henry Dodd
Given names
Oliver Henry
Surname
Dodd
Birth January 14, 1897 50 35
Note: Birth registered as "Henry Oliver" but later appeared to be known as "Oliver Henry". George DODD, his father, was a 47-year old labourer, born at Burwood, N.S.W. whilst his mother, Eliza (nee FOGARTY) was 36, having been born at Wattle Flat. Their marriage at Orange had taken place on 28th August, 1881. However, on this occasion the previous issue was shown as William 15, Ada 13, Ernest 5, Lennard [sic] 3, plus 2 males and 1 female deceased. The Nurse and/or Witness was Mrs. McNABB (probably the mother's sister, Mary Ann) whilst the mother was the informant, registering the birth at Peak Hill on 27th March, 1897.
Military
World War I

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Service number: 752 Rank: Private Roll title: 7 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 1 to 10 Reinforcements (December 1914 - October 1915) Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of embarkation: 5 February 1915 Place of embarkation: Sydney Ship embarked on: HMAT Saldanha Ship number: A12

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Regimental number 752 Religion Roman Catholic Occupation Remover Address 2nd Street, Weston, New South Wales Marital status Single Age at embarkation 21 Next of kin Mother, as above Enlistment date 25 November 1914 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 7th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/12/2 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 4th Battalion Fate Effective abroad (still overseas)

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29 Aug 1915 Sick in hospital (overseas).

5 Sep 1915 sick to hospital at Gallipoli Penninsula

12 Sep 1915 Admitted King George hospital in England.

17 Apr 1916 Breaking bounds AWL from 4 Mar to 15 Mar forfeit 12 days pay under RW. AWL 12 days detention.

20 Apr 1916 in England 1) In confinement escaping 2) drunk and disorderly awarded 21 days detention.

25 May 1916, awarded 7 days C.B. and fined 2/6 for 1). giving a false answer to an officer. 2). Being in Wewymouth with a false pass 3). Drunk in Maiden Street Weymouth at 8.45 pm.

30 May 1916 received 168 hours detention in the field and forfeiture of 2 days pay for 1). breaking camp while a defaulter and 2). AWL from 2 am 28 May 1916 to 3.30 pm 29 May 1916. 3). Incurring a return fare to Folkestone 16 Jun 1916.

30 Jun 1916 – 2nd Light Horse Regiment taken on strength ex England to Tel-el-Kebir

10 Jul 1916 – transferred from 2nd Light Horse Regiment to Camel Corps, Egypt.

15 Jul 1916 O.C/ No 12 Coy Tel-el-Kebir taken on strength No. 12 Coy, I.C.C. Abbassia.

12 Aug 1916 Coy 12 I.C.C. 1). AWL from 0530 5 Aug 1916 to 2150 10 Aug 1916 (6 days). 2). Breaking camp; awarded 14 days FP No. 2 and forfeits 6 days pay.

18 Aug 1916 taken on strength Abbassia.

20 Aug 1916 – Returned to 2nds Light Horse Regiment and struck off strength of Camel Corp.

23 Aug 1916 Monte Video England – embarked from Monte Video to rejoin unit.

23 Aug 1916 Monte Video England 1). Breaking camp whilst a defauler 2). AWL from 2 am may 1916 till 3.30 pm 29 May 1916. 3). Incurring return fare to Folkestone 16 May 1916. Awarded forfeiture 2 days pay R.W. 168 hours detention.

25 Aug 1916 discharged from detention barracks Abbassia. Taken on strength into 2 Light Horse Regiment ex Camel Corps Mcascar.

26 Aug 1916 Returned to Unit and struck off strength Inp. Camel Corps.

14 Sep 1916. Alexandria Embarked overseas per HT Kingstonian with ex 4 Bn details.

15 Nov 1916 charged with that at Perham Downs on 12 Nov 1916 at England 1). conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline ie. Resisting an NCO of Military Police on execution of his duty 2). using obscene language on 12 Nov 1916. Awarded 14 days detention by C.O. 1st Training Battalion 15 Nov 1916.

On 16 Nov 1916 proceeded overseas from England to France per SS 'Victoria' from Folkestone to reinforce the 4th Battalion.

1 Dec 1916 taken on strength of 4th Battalion ex 1st ADBD in the field.

4 Feb 1917 Field General Court martial for AWL from 0900 to 2000 on 19 Jan 1917, found guilty and sentenced to 28 days. Confirmed by G.O.C. 3rd Aus. Inf. Bde 5 Dec 1917. Time in confinement awaiting trial 15 days.

1 May 1917 Field General Court Martial for AWL from 1345 on 27 Mar 1917 to 2100 on 27 Mar 1917. Found guilty and sentenced to 90 days. Confirmed by G.O.C. 1st Aus. Inf. Bde 1 May 1917. Time in confinement awaiting trial 30 days.

2 Aug 1917 to hospital sick, casualty in the field.

3 Aug 1917 admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, France and transferred to NZ Sty. Hosp. VD, place of casualty – France. Discharged to A.P.M. Havre from 39th Gen. Hosp. VD 10 Sep 1917. Total period 39 days.

5 Aug 1917 admittted 1st Field Ambulance with VD, discharged to GPM House from Hospital 10 Sep 1917, VD. Total period 39 days.

24 Sep 1917 admittted 5 Australian Field Ambulance with VD contracted in France and discharged to prison base. Total period of VD 74 days.

16 Nov 1917 Field General Court Martial held at Havre, France. Charged with 1). offering violence to his superior officer Lieut. J. C. Warren on 16 Nov and 2). using insubordinate language to his superior officer Lieut J.C. Warren on 6 Nov. Found guilty and sentenced to 2 years T.H.L. Comfirmed by Brig. General J.S. Nicholson Base Commandant, Havre, subject to direction that accused be not committed to prison until further orders and recommendation that the sentence be served owing to gravity of offence and character of the man. Period awaiting trial 9 days.

6 Dec 1917 sentence not previously suspended ordered to be put into execution. Admitted to No 3 Military Prison 6 Dec 1917.

12 Jan 1918 Private Court of Inquiry held at Havre France declared that No. 752, Pte Dodd 4th Battalion illegally absented himself from the Military Prison, Havre on 17 Dec 1917 and that he is still absent.

19 Oct 1918 admitted Royal Victoria Hospital Netley England – Mental (SW). Mania.

14 Aug 1919 at London AWL 12 Aug 1919 – 1300 to 2200, assaulting M.P., forfeits 28 days pay 14 Aug 1919. Total forfeiture 29 days pay.

25 Aug 1919 AWL and reported back 13 Oct 1919.

27 Nov 1919 admitted to Military Hospital Chisledon with VD. Discharged 13 Jan 1920. Total VD period 48 days.

14 Jan 1920 granted indefinite leave ex hospital.

19 Jan 1920 paraded before London troops (drunk) – remanded 20 Jan 1920.

Was supposed to return to Australia aboard the ship 'Friederich___' but did not embark.

20 Jan 1920 arrested by civil police. Appeared at Great Marlborough Street 21 Jan 1920 charged with begging. Remanded for 7 days in custody. Brought up on remand 28 Jan 1920 at Great Marlborough Street and sentenced 14 days IHL. Due for release 10 Feb 1920.

1 Mar 1920 arrested and appeared at Bow Street Police Court charged with begging. The magistrate dealt with him under First Offenders' Act and he was discharged. In view of his having evaded embarkation on 'Friedshruh' he is to embark on the 'Ceramic'

Returned to Australia a board the ship 'Ceramic'.

Dischared 4th Battalion as a Private on 13 Jun 1920

Note: On 25th November, 1914 Oliver Henry enlisted as No. 752 for service during World War I, originally being allocated to the 7th Light Horse Regiment. On enlistment he was 21 years and 10 months old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weight 10 stone 6 lbs. of fair complexion, brown eyes, auburn haired, with a small scar on left cheek. He had embarked from Australia on 5th February, 1915, returning on 6th March, 1920 per “Ceramic” and was discharged on 13th June, 1920.
Birth of a sisterVeronica Kathleen Dodd
February 1, 1899 (aged 2 years)
Note: Born at Forest Reef near Orange. Her father, George DODD, was an alluvial goldminer aged 48, he having been born in Burwood, N.S.W. c.1850 and her mother, Eliza (nee FOGARTY) was 38 who had been born at Wattle Flat. Previous issue was shown as William A. 16; Ada E. 15; Ernest J. 7; Leonard F. 5; Oliver H. 2 plus 2 males and 1 female deceased. The Nurse and/or Witnesses were shown as Mrs. Catherine and Mrs. JENNER and the mother registered the birth at Orange on 2nd March, 1899.
Death of a brotherWilliam Andrew Dodd
September 5, 1915 (aged 18 years) Age: 33
Address: Kurri Kurri Hospital
Cause: Pulmonary Congestion Asthma of six days
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05 SEP 1915 Died, aged 33 years, at Kurri Kurri Hospital, Death registered at Kurri Kurri, DN1915/11816. Cause of death was Pulmonary Congestion Asthma of six days duration as per Dr. Joseph TENNENT who saw the patient on the date of his death. His parents were noted as George DODD (Coal Miner) and Eliza (nee FOGARTY), the informant being his cousin, J. A. [presume "John Alexander"] McNABB of Weston.

“Newcastle Herald” of Tuesday, 7th September, 1915: On Sunday night the Hebburn Colliery Band, in the Olympia Hall, rendered a musical programme to a large audience, it being the last public appearance of Bandmaster R. Cox, who has enlisted for active service. ……… During the evening the sad news of the death of Mr. William Dodd, which had occurred suddenly in the Kurri Hospital, was announced from the stage by Mr. Peters, the chairman. Mr. Dodd was the manager of the Co-Operative butchery, and an old and respected citizen of Weston. It was decided to conclude by playing “God Save the King” as a token of respect for the deceased. The sad feature for the parents is the fact that he was the only boy at home, three other sons having enlisted for the war.

Burial of a brotherWilliam Andrew Dodd
September 7, 1915 (aged 18 years)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
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'Newcastle Herald' 7 Sep 1915: 12 funeral notices were published: DODD – Friends of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE DODD and Family are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved son and brother, WILL: to move from his late residence, Second-street, Weston, THIS AFTERNOON at 4 o’clock for Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kurri Kurri. H. Bevan & Sons

From Mr. and Mrs. W. NORRIS and Family for BILL DODD, their brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

From Mr. and Mrs. J. McKAY for BILL DODD, their nephew.

From Mrs. M. A. McNABB and Family for BILL DODD, their nephew and cousin.

From Messrs. T. J. and JIM FOGARTY for BILL DODD, their nephew.

From Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McNABB and Family for BILL DODD, their cousin.

From Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McNABB and FAMILY for BILL DODD, their cousin.

From Mr. and Mrs. A. J. FOGARTY for BILL DODD, their cousin.

From Mr. and Mrs. W. FEARISH and FAMILY for BILL DODD, their cousin.

From Messrs. G. WHITE, A. ALWARD, F. McMULLEN, CARL WILLIAMS, W. REBBECA, W. RING, ELLIOTT STEWART and W. O. NEILL for BILL DODD, their Comrade.

Kurri Kurri Co-Operative Society. DODD – Officers and Committee of the above request the Employees and Shareholders to attend the Funeral of their fellow Employee, WILLIAM ANDREW DODD, Manager of the Butchery Department. F. B. Shortland, Secretary.

AUSTRALASIAN MEAT INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ UNION. DODD – Members are requested to attend the Funeral of WILLIAM DODD, at Weston, TODAY. T. J. Waters, Secretary.

Burial in the Roman Catholic section of Kurri Kurri Cemetery, Rev. Fr. Henry WARD officiating. The undertaker was Evan BEVAN whilst the witnesses were John BILLINGTON and S. D. JOHNS. This certificate states that he was born at Wattle Flat and he had not married.

William's headstone is inscribed: "In loving memory of our dear son and brother W. A. DODD. Died 5th September, 1915 aged 33 years. Rest in peace".

Death of a fatherGeorge Dodd
May 23, 1928 (aged 31 years) Age: 81
Address: Second Street
Cause: Auricular Fibrillation of 18 months duration and (b) Chronic Myocarditis of six years duration.
Note: His occupation was shown as Miner, Old Age Pensioner, aged 81. His parents were shown as Samuel DODD, Carrier and Charlotte (nee BROWN). The informant was again his son, E. J. DODD (Ernest Joseph) of Church Street, Cessnock.
Burial of a fatherGeorge Dodd
May 25, 1928 (aged 31 years)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
Note:

The “Newcastle Herald” of Friday, 25th May, 1928 contained three funeral notices:

DODD – Relatives and Friends of Mrs. G. DODD are invited to attend the funeral of her dearly beloved Husband, GEORGE DODD: to move from his late residence, Second-street, Weston THIS AFTEROON, at 4 o’clock, for Catholic Cemetery, Kurri Kurri. Dean & Byrne

From Mrs. W. NORRIS and FAMILY, Mr. and Mrs. ERN. DODD, Mr. LEN DODD and FAMILY, Mr. OLIVER DODD, and MISS VERNA DODD – for their father and grandfather.

From Mrs. MARY ANN McNABB and FAMILY, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES FOGARTY and FAMILY – for their brother-in-law and uncle.

25 MAY 1928 Burial at the Roman Catholic Kurri Kurri cemetery by undertaker Bertram BYRNE whilst Rev. Fr. Michael O'DWYER officiated. Witnesses were F. FLEET and A. BURNS. It was stated he had been born at Burwood, Sydney. He had been married at Orange when aged 34 to “Liza” (nee FOGARTY). Children of the marriage were shown as Ada E 44; Ernest J. 36; Leonard F. 34; Oliver H. 31; Veronica K. 29; living and 3 males plus 1 female deceased.

Death of a motherEliza Fogarty
November 19, 1928 (aged 31 years) Age: 68
Address: Second Street Weston
Cause: chronic interstitial nephritis of 4 years duration and hypostatic pneumonia of 24 hours duration
Note: Her parents were shown as Thomas FOGARTY, shearer [sic] and Ann (nee BRACKEN). The informant was her son E. J. DODD (presume Ernest Joseph) who gave his home address as Church Street, Cessnock when her death was registered on 19th November, 1928 at Kurri Kurri. It was noted at this time that she had been born at Wattle Flat, near Bathurst and had been married at Orange when aged 20 to George DODD.
Death of a brotherErnest Joseph Dodd
1952 (aged 54 years)
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4822/1952 DODD ERNEST JOSEPH GEORGE ELIZABETH RYDE

Death of a sisterAda Ellen Dodd
September 15, 1953 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a sisterAda Ellen Dodd
September 16, 1953 (aged 56 years)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
Note:

“Newcastle Morning Herald” Thursday, 17th September, 1953: NORRIS. – The Relatives and Friends of the late ADA ELLEN NORRIS, late of 9 Second-street, Weston, are respectfully advised that her Remains were Privately laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery, Kurri Kurri, September 16, 1953. H. Bevan & Sons

Death May 26, 1957 (aged 60 years)
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10216/1957 DODD OLIVER HENRY GEORGE ELIZABETH ELIZA CHATSWOOD

Burial May 29, 1957 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
Note:

29 MAY 1957 Wednesday, Burial at the Catholic Cemetery at Rookwood after funeral service at the Bruce Maurer’s Chapel, 281-3 Pacific Highway, near West Street, North Sydney Grave Number: Rookwood, Catholic Section 20, Mortuary 2, Grave No. 1359 (on his own).

'Sydney Morning Herald' Tuesday, 28th May, 1957:

DODD. – The Relatives and Friends of the late OLIVER HENRY DODD, of 10 Leichhardt Street, Darlinghurst, are invited to attend hs Funeral; to leave Bruce Maurer’s Chapel, 281-3 Pacific Highway, near West Street, North Sydney, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery at Rookwood. Bruce Maurer

DODD. – Members of the T.P.I. Association are invited to attend the Funeral of OLIVER HENRY DODD. See family notice.

His grave is at Rookwood, Catholic Section 20, Mortuary 2, Grave No. 1359 (on his own). This is a military type headstone with large cross left top; rising sun at top right then the wording:

752 Private OLIVER HENRY DODD 4 Battalion 27th May 1957 Age 60 Ever remembered by his loving brother and sister ... Rest in Peace.

Family with parents
father
18471928
Birth: 1847Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 23, 1928Weston, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18611928
Birth: January 25, 1861 45 31Wattle Flat, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 19, 1928Kurri Kurri, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 28, 1881Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 months
elder brother
18821915
Birth: March 21, 1882 35 21Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 5, 1915Kurri Kurri, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
elder sister
18831953
Birth: November 28, 1883 36 22Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 15, 1953Weston, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder sister
18851889
Birth: October 11, 1885 38 24Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1889Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18871889
Birth: September 21, 1887 40 26Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1889Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18901890
Birth: 1890 43 28Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1890Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18911952
Birth: December 21, 1891 44 30Waterloo, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1952Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18931969
Birth: December 7, 1893 46 32Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 15, 1969Kurri Kurri, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
18971957
Birth: January 14, 1897 50 35Peak Hill, Central Western Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 26, 1957Chatswood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18991980
Birth: February 1, 1899 52 38Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1980Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
MilitaryAustralian War Memorial. Australian War Memorial. Search for a person [database on-line]
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Service number: 752 Rank: Private Roll title: 7 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 1 to 10 Reinforcements (December 1914 - October 1915) Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of embarkation: 5 February 1915 Place of embarkation: Sydney Ship embarked on: HMAT Saldanha Ship number: A12

MilitaryUniversity of New South Wales. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The AIF project: Australian ANZACS in the great war 1814-1918. [database on-line].
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Regimental number 752 Religion Roman Catholic Occupation Remover Address 2nd Street, Weston, New South Wales Marital status Single Age at embarkation 21 Next of kin Mother, as above Enlistment date 25 November 1914 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 7th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/12/2 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 4th Battalion Fate Effective abroad (still overseas)

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29 Aug 1915 Sick in hospital (overseas).

5 Sep 1915 sick to hospital at Gallipoli Penninsula

12 Sep 1915 Admitted King George hospital in England.

17 Apr 1916 Breaking bounds AWL from 4 Mar to 15 Mar forfeit 12 days pay under RW. AWL 12 days detention.

20 Apr 1916 in England 1) In confinement escaping 2) drunk and disorderly awarded 21 days detention.

25 May 1916, awarded 7 days C.B. and fined 2/6 for 1). giving a false answer to an officer. 2). Being in Wewymouth with a false pass 3). Drunk in Maiden Street Weymouth at 8.45 pm.

30 May 1916 received 168 hours detention in the field and forfeiture of 2 days pay for 1). breaking camp while a defaulter and 2). AWL from 2 am 28 May 1916 to 3.30 pm 29 May 1916. 3). Incurring a return fare to Folkestone 16 Jun 1916.

30 Jun 1916 – 2nd Light Horse Regiment taken on strength ex England to Tel-el-Kebir

10 Jul 1916 – transferred from 2nd Light Horse Regiment to Camel Corps, Egypt.

15 Jul 1916 O.C/ No 12 Coy Tel-el-Kebir taken on strength No. 12 Coy, I.C.C. Abbassia.

12 Aug 1916 Coy 12 I.C.C. 1). AWL from 0530 5 Aug 1916 to 2150 10 Aug 1916 (6 days). 2). Breaking camp; awarded 14 days FP No. 2 and forfeits 6 days pay.

18 Aug 1916 taken on strength Abbassia.

20 Aug 1916 – Returned to 2nds Light Horse Regiment and struck off strength of Camel Corp.

23 Aug 1916 Monte Video England – embarked from Monte Video to rejoin unit.

23 Aug 1916 Monte Video England 1). Breaking camp whilst a defauler 2). AWL from 2 am may 1916 till 3.30 pm 29 May 1916. 3). Incurring return fare to Folkestone 16 May 1916. Awarded forfeiture 2 days pay R.W. 168 hours detention.

25 Aug 1916 discharged from detention barracks Abbassia. Taken on strength into 2 Light Horse Regiment ex Camel Corps Mcascar.

26 Aug 1916 Returned to Unit and struck off strength Inp. Camel Corps.

14 Sep 1916. Alexandria Embarked overseas per HT Kingstonian with ex 4 Bn details.

15 Nov 1916 charged with that at Perham Downs on 12 Nov 1916 at England 1). conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline ie. Resisting an NCO of Military Police on execution of his duty 2). using obscene language on 12 Nov 1916. Awarded 14 days detention by C.O. 1st Training Battalion 15 Nov 1916.

On 16 Nov 1916 proceeded overseas from England to France per SS 'Victoria' from Folkestone to reinforce the 4th Battalion.

1 Dec 1916 taken on strength of 4th Battalion ex 1st ADBD in the field.

4 Feb 1917 Field General Court martial for AWL from 0900 to 2000 on 19 Jan 1917, found guilty and sentenced to 28 days. Confirmed by G.O.C. 3rd Aus. Inf. Bde 5 Dec 1917. Time in confinement awaiting trial 15 days.

1 May 1917 Field General Court Martial for AWL from 1345 on 27 Mar 1917 to 2100 on 27 Mar 1917. Found guilty and sentenced to 90 days. Confirmed by G.O.C. 1st Aus. Inf. Bde 1 May 1917. Time in confinement awaiting trial 30 days.

2 Aug 1917 to hospital sick, casualty in the field.

3 Aug 1917 admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, France and transferred to NZ Sty. Hosp. VD, place of casualty – France. Discharged to A.P.M. Havre from 39th Gen. Hosp. VD 10 Sep 1917. Total period 39 days.

5 Aug 1917 admittted 1st Field Ambulance with VD, discharged to GPM House from Hospital 10 Sep 1917, VD. Total period 39 days.

24 Sep 1917 admittted 5 Australian Field Ambulance with VD contracted in France and discharged to prison base. Total period of VD 74 days.

16 Nov 1917 Field General Court Martial held at Havre, France. Charged with 1). offering violence to his superior officer Lieut. J. C. Warren on 16 Nov and 2). using insubordinate language to his superior officer Lieut J.C. Warren on 6 Nov. Found guilty and sentenced to 2 years T.H.L. Comfirmed by Brig. General J.S. Nicholson Base Commandant, Havre, subject to direction that accused be not committed to prison until further orders and recommendation that the sentence be served owing to gravity of offence and character of the man. Period awaiting trial 9 days.

6 Dec 1917 sentence not previously suspended ordered to be put into execution. Admitted to No 3 Military Prison 6 Dec 1917.

12 Jan 1918 Private Court of Inquiry held at Havre France declared that No. 752, Pte Dodd 4th Battalion illegally absented himself from the Military Prison, Havre on 17 Dec 1917 and that he is still absent.

19 Oct 1918 admitted Royal Victoria Hospital Netley England – Mental (SW). Mania.

14 Aug 1919 at London AWL 12 Aug 1919 – 1300 to 2200, assaulting M.P., forfeits 28 days pay 14 Aug 1919. Total forfeiture 29 days pay.

25 Aug 1919 AWL and reported back 13 Oct 1919.

27 Nov 1919 admitted to Military Hospital Chisledon with VD. Discharged 13 Jan 1920. Total VD period 48 days.

14 Jan 1920 granted indefinite leave ex hospital.

19 Jan 1920 paraded before London troops (drunk) – remanded 20 Jan 1920.

Was supposed to return to Australia aboard the ship 'Friederich___' but did not embark.

20 Jan 1920 arrested by civil police. Appeared at Great Marlborough Street 21 Jan 1920 charged with begging. Remanded for 7 days in custody. Brought up on remand 28 Jan 1920 at Great Marlborough Street and sentenced 14 days IHL. Due for release 10 Feb 1920.

1 Mar 1920 arrested and appeared at Bow Street Police Court charged with begging. The magistrate dealt with him under First Offenders' Act and he was discharged. In view of his having evaded embarkation on 'Friedshruh' he is to embark on the 'Ceramic'

Returned to Australia a board the ship 'Ceramic'.

Dischared 4th Battalion as a Private on 13 Jun 1920

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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10216/1957 DODD OLIVER HENRY GEORGE ELIZABETH ELIZA CHATSWOOD

Birth

Birth registered as "Henry Oliver" but later appeared to be known as "Oliver Henry". George DODD, his father, was a 47-year old labourer, born at Burwood, N.S.W. whilst his mother, Eliza (nee FOGARTY) was 36, having been born at Wattle Flat. Their marriage at Orange had taken place on 28th August, 1881. However, on this occasion the previous issue was shown as William 15, Ada 13, Ernest 5, Lennard [sic] 3, plus 2 males and 1 female deceased. The Nurse and/or Witness was Mrs. McNABB (probably the mother's sister, Mary Ann) whilst the mother was the informant, registering the birth at Peak Hill on 27th March, 1897.

Military

On 25th November, 1914 Oliver Henry enlisted as No. 752 for service during World War I, originally being allocated to the 7th Light Horse Regiment. On enlistment he was 21 years and 10 months old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weight 10 stone 6 lbs. of fair complexion, brown eyes, auburn haired, with a small scar on left cheek. He had embarked from Australia on 5th February, 1915, returning on 6th March, 1920 per “Ceramic” and was discharged on 13th June, 1920.

Burial

29 MAY 1957 Wednesday, Burial at the Catholic Cemetery at Rookwood after funeral service at the Bruce Maurer’s Chapel, 281-3 Pacific Highway, near West Street, North Sydney Grave Number: Rookwood, Catholic Section 20, Mortuary 2, Grave No. 1359 (on his own).

'Sydney Morning Herald' Tuesday, 28th May, 1957:

DODD. – The Relatives and Friends of the late OLIVER HENRY DODD, of 10 Leichhardt Street, Darlinghurst, are invited to attend hs Funeral; to leave Bruce Maurer’s Chapel, 281-3 Pacific Highway, near West Street, North Sydney, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery at Rookwood. Bruce Maurer

DODD. – Members of the T.P.I. Association are invited to attend the Funeral of OLIVER HENRY DODD. See family notice.

His grave is at Rookwood, Catholic Section 20, Mortuary 2, Grave No. 1359 (on his own). This is a military type headstone with large cross left top; rising sun at top right then the wording:

752 Private OLIVER HENRY DODD 4 Battalion 27th May 1957 Age 60 Ever remembered by his loving brother and sister ... Rest in Peace.