Frederick Jameson Dodd

Name

Frederick Jameson Dodd

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/04/1916
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2428
London Regiment
15th Bn. ( Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles)

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

WELWYN CEMETERY, HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Welwyn Village Memorial, Welwyn
St Mary the Virgin Roll of Honour, Welwyn
Not on the Knebworth memorials

Pre War

Born on 9 March 1896 in Ilchester, Somerset to John Jameson Dodd and his wife Agnes and baptised at Ilchester on 3 May. John was Headmaster of Ilchester Board School and soon after Frederick's birth, moved to Welwyn to become the Headmaster of Welwyn School. Sadly in 1899 Agnes died and Frederick, his two brothers and one sister were looked after by their widowed Aunt Marian until his father remarried in 1901 to Amelia Blow. On the 1911 Census he was living with his family at the Boys School, Welwyn.

Wartime Service

Enlisted on 29 August 1914 soon after war broke out. He remained in England until the following year when he joined the Expeditionary Force in France. He fought at the Battle of Loos where he helped capture German trenches. However he became ill with tuberculosis and was admitted to Southwark Military Hospital in March 1916, where his condition was considered so poor that he was permanently discharged as being unfit for further service and he later died of heart failure.

Additional Information

His funeral took place on 24 April 1916 and he was buried with his mother in Welwyn cemetery. His father was awarded a war gratuity of £7. His elder brother John served as a Captain in the 7th Corps Cyclist Battalion and survived the war.

Acknowledgments

Paul Jiggens, Welwyn and District History Society - www.welwynww1.co.uk, Brenda Palmer