White cross for Frederick Hugh Dodson (1891-1915)

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White cross for Frederick Hugh Dodson (1891-1915).

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Tauranga auctioneer Frederick Hugh Dodson was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Newspapers reported that after falling mortally wounded he 'got up on his knees and emptied his revolver into the enemy and then fell back dead'. In 1917 Dodson Avenue in Milford, Auckland, was named in Frederick's memory. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Frederick Hugh Dodson (1891-1915)


First Names:Frederick Hugh
Last Name:Dodson
Date of Birth:20 May 1891
Place of Birth:Hukanui, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand
Year:2014