• James Tasman Dodds

Army / Flying Corps
  • 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 8th Brigade
  • Private
  • Lance-Corporal

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • Military Medal (MM)
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Geelong, Victoria, Australia

  • Birth

    Seymour, TAS, Australia

  • Address: 2 Woodstock Street, Chilwell, Victoria

  • Death: Killed In Action (France)

    Monday, 30 September 1918

  • Wounded in Action: 26/09/1917 (Polygon Wood)

  • Place of Burial: Bellicourt British Cemetery (Plot 11, Row E, Grave No. 5), France

  • Memorial: Panel No., Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 115

  • Date of Enlistment

    Thursday, 15 July 1915

  • The Battle of Polygon Wood

    Sunday, 26 September 1915 - Monday, 27 September 1915

  • Embarkation: HMAT A11 Ascanius

    Wednesday, 10 November 1915

  • Wounded in Action

    Saturday, 7 October 1916

  • Promotion of rank to Lance-Corporal

    Friday, 13 April 1917

  • The Battle of St Quentin Canal

    Sunday, 29 September 1918

Stories and comments
    • Citation of Gallantry
    • Posted by johnlakey54, Thursday, 3 August 2017

    The Battle of Polygon Wood on 26th September 1917 521 Lance/Corporal James Tasman DODDS 29th Battalion 'B' Company A.I.F. After gaining the final objective at POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917, L/Cpl, DODDS found that all his Officers were casualties, and that the position was critical owing to our left flank being unsupported. Quickly summing up the situation and making good use of ground, L/Cpl DODDS took command of all available men (about 25) and built up a line which protected our left flank, in doing which he showed conspicuous ability and gallantry. Lieutenant-Colonel Muir Purser C.O. 29th Battalion Recommendation: Military Medal [MM]

    • Award of the Military Medal [MM]
    • Posted by johnlakey54, Sunday, 13 August 2017

    Military Medal 'After gaining the final objective at POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917, Lance Corporal DODDS found that all his Officers were casualties, and that the position was critical owing to our left flank being unsupported. Quickly summing up the situation and making good use of ground lance Corporal DODDS took command of all available men (about 25) and built up a line which protected our left flank, in doing which he showed conspicuous ability and gallantry.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31 Date: 7 March 1918