|Memorial .||Lone Pine Memorial||64|
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Early Life :Born Hartley, Blue Mountains, NSW. Resident of Brooweena, Darley Road, Manly, NSW.
Family :Married Alice Muriel Goodwin at Kidderminster c. 1910. [b.1883 - d. 1979].
Education & Career :Indent Agent. - A person who is a representative for a foreign company, product or a person, and who gets commission or royalty on any transaction which takes place in his home country irrespective of whether the transaction has taken place out of his effort or consent. Member of the Commercial Travellers' Association of New South Wales
Action : Gallipoli
British subject, Reported to unit 8/9/15. In D Company. Not identifiable by 1925 and therefore on memorial. Pension records show widow and son living in Kidderminster in 1920's. Also widow was sent a copy of a commission as temp 2/Lt in British Army as well as in AIF. http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/file-view.html?b=3511414&s=B2455&c=DODWELL M G C
Buried 14th December 1915 in cemetery at foot of Walkers Ridge by K C Single. Grave later lost. Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Royal Colonial Institute No. 3556 E.C.||London|
13th March 1912
Joined the Royal Colonial Institute Lodge 13th March 1912. shortly after its consecration 1911. Recorded as "Killed in Action" on the registers of the United Grand Lodge. Mother Lodge is not as yet identifiable - register shows [??3] on the same day as 9 other joining members. It is possible that he joined from another constitution (not found in Irish Cons. records).
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The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England