The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Herbert Dodds

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Herbert Sydney Dodds

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/10/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 13/02/1959

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 12

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: West Maitland NSW

Unit: 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, A Squadron, 3rd Troop

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of further military service

Murray Page: 187

Contingent: Third Commonwealth

Ship: Columbian, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Memorial details: Interred in the Kempsey Cemetery NSW

Awards/Decorations: Nil

Personal Characteristics: He was a forward thinker, quickley grasped new technology and he was ahead of his time.

Reasons to go and fight: Adventure

Details of service in war: A squadron 3 Troop of the 5 ACH were drawn from the NSW Lancers. This spendid battalion had no chance of displaying it's fine capabilities,the war having ended before it's arrival in South Africa,half of the battalion was stationed at Newcastle,Natal and the other half at Durban and subsequently at Gillett's,Natal. The battalion embarked at Durban on the transport Manchester Merchant on the 1 July 1902 and disembarked at Sydney on the 1 August 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Hartman, Guyra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Robert White, Coffs Harbour NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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