Sunday 13 January 2013

Private Clarence Albert Dodd

Born on 11 August 1898 in London, England - son of John and Eliza Emily Dodd, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father, trade as packer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 121st Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 21 February 1916 (number 761077) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 26 June 1917 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Dodd's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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