STRANGE BUT TRUE
by David Dodge, Wiltshire, England, May 2001
About 3 years ago, I was in a Junk Shop in Trowbridge (near Warminster) and found this scroll in a shabby frame. I was amazed to see 'Kenneth Dodge' inscribed on it, so I had to have it! "IT" was 1 pound.It is hand-printed and I suppose only a dozen or so were produced.|
From my CD of "Soldiers died in WWI", I found there was only ONE who fitted it . . . 'Augustus Kenneth Dodge', son of Augustus William and Mildred Dodge of Sherborne, Dorset.
I am still trying to find where "Clifford's School" was. It is somewhere in this area - Frome - Trowbridge, as most of the other persons listed lived in that locality. I have checked them out with the "Soldiers Died in WWI" list, and The Commonwealth War Graves Commission - (www.cwgc.org)- although Kenneth Dodge's home was Sherborne. (He is buried there, as he died in this country - Actually 1 1/2 miles from here (Warminster) at Sutton Veny (village) Military hospital which was demolished after WWI)
I would think that as Kenneth had relations in Frome?, he would have stayed with them when not at school.
His name is on the War Memorial outside Sherborne Abbey.
|The 'Scroll' on the left is the item that David found in the Junk Shop. The items in the center are things he found after research about the scroll. The photo on the right is of the father of Augustus Kenneth Dodge. He was Augustus William Dodge, b. 10-1-1867, d. 17-6-1918 and hei s buried in Sherborne. In turn, HE was the son of Augustus Dodge who was b. in East Coker, 1823, who was the child of William Dodge and Catherine Arnold. See photos of descendants.|