Dodges Who Fought For Their Country
Boer War

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."

Many Dodges have served their country in times of crisis and many have died in that service. We have started two separate sections on our web site. One is for those who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice. The other is for those who served and lived to come home again.

If you have a Dodge in your family who belongs in either of these areas, and would like to send us the information, including a photo if you have one, we would be happy to add them to these pages of honor.

Lineage - unknown
Pte. Edward Dodge of the Rifle brigade was killed in action at Pieter's Hill, Natal on 27th February 1900. On that day, 7 from the Rifle Brigade were killed, and 14 wounded. The Battle of Pieter's Hill occurred in the actions towards the Relief of Ladysmith. The 'Battle Bars' for Relief of Ladysmith and Tugela Heights were awarded for the actions taking place in Natal Colony.
Lineage - Family came from the area of Stockport, England
James Horsfield Dodge, b. 1872, Stockport, England, and d. AFT. 1898 in South Africa
He fought in the Boer War Between 1895 - 1896, and participated in the Jameson Raid , 1910-1911
Son of Samuel Dodge and Hannah Horsfeld. He m. Nellie Smith and had two children, Mildred, and James Matthew.
James was the father of the South African contingent of Dodges.