Guy Dodgson

Name

Guy Dodgson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/11/1918
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Captain
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY
I. D. 32.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon
Winchester College War Cloister

Pre War

Born on 11 Jun 1895 in Hampstead, London son of Henley Frederick Dodgson and Helen (German) Dodgson (later Mrs. Fulton of The Close, Salisbury) later of The Green Lodge, Bovingdon. Educated at Winchester College 1908-13 and the Conservatoire, Stuttgart in 1913. He was home on holiday when WW1 was declared.

Wartime Service

Obtained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant on 28 Oct 1914 and entered France on Jun 1917 and in Oct was appointed Intelligence Officer at Brigade H.Q. He returned to his regiment in May 1918 but was immediately wounded in a gas attack and invalided home. He returned again to his Regiment in Sep 1918 at Caudry where he was seriously wounded and evacuated to Caudry Casualty Clearing Station where he died ten days later, three days after the armistice. He was his battalion’s last casualty in the war. His original grave marker, a wooden cross, and that of his brother, are in Salisbury Cathedral.

Additional Information

Brother of Captain Francis Dodgson who was killed in action on 10 Jul 1916 and is also commemorated on these memorials. He appears 'Marjorie's War. Four Families in the Great War 1914-1918' by Reginald and Charles Fair

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Malcolm Lennox, Dick West