Frederick DODD #Q20409

Indigenous Australian, Trooper Frederick (Fred) Dodd, No.1 Depot Battalion.

Allotted to the Light Horse, he trained at Enoggera, Brisbane but was found to be suffering from rheumatic pain. Through an injury caused by an earlier fall from a horse, he had damaged his right leg and it continued to hamper him. He was discharged in October 1917 not being fit for active service.

Fred Dodd returned to his wife Queenie Dodd (nee Pope) and daughter Amy in Gayndah, Fred and Queenie had another 11 children. Frederick Dodd died in 1955, Queenie later married Bruce Meldrum in 1956.

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