Joseph Dodd

Key Information

Name:Joseph Dodd
DoB:  Feb 7 1892
Regt: Private 71372  27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion Canadian Forces
DoD: September 26 1916 
Academic Career: CGS 1906-8
Biographical Information:

  • Joseph was the youngest of ten children born to William Dodd and Rosanna (nee Potts).

    Rosanna’s family had farmed in the fells round Bewcastle  for generations. Her mother was an Armstrong. William and Rosanna despite having ten children only appear on one census together! In the 1881 census they are living at Bewcastle with three children Frances, John William and Isabella, William describes himself as a farmer. By 1891 the family are at Viol Moor Cottage, Kirkoswald near Penrith;  sending older brother John to CGS, but on census night William is not there. Succeeding census are similar! In 1911 he is to be found at the home of John and Mary Little in Bewcastle where he is described as a visiting uncle! Rosanna died in 1924 in Northumberland, William died some time after her. They are buried in different graveyards in different counties. The Dodd family of Greystead, Northumberland were numerous and William was well known as an enthusiastic fox hunter  and he had the nickname ‘Long Sally’, as he was 6ft 7” tall!