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 - Most likely related in some way to John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, England

Private George Dodge who died at Bloemfontein S.Africa of disease on 19th December 1901. during the Boer War.
These details are from his entry in the Regimental Roll of the Dorsetshire Regt:-
He was serving in 'A' Company. He joined 3rd Sept.1889 at Sherborne aged 18y 3m. Born at Bradford Abbas (about 3miles from Sherborne).
Trade when enlisted: Mason. Ht. 5ft 4-3/4 inches. Wt: 124 lbs. Chest: 34" Complexion: Fresh. Eyes: Grey. Hair: L. Brown. Relig: Church of England.
Aged 10 in the 1881 Census papers of Bradford Abbas, aged 30 when died. Enteric Fever was a bigger killer in the Boer War than the Bullet.
His Father was John Dodge. Aged 50.(in 1881) Dairyman Labourer. born Crewkerne. Somerset. Mother: Jane. Aged 38. Born: Bridport. Brothers: John Dodge Age 17. Mason Born Stoke under Ham (Stoke sub Hamdon - about 3 miles from Chinnock.) William Age 14. Farm Servant. born Beaminster. Seymour. Age 12. Mason's boy. Born Bradford Abbas. 'GEORGE aged 10' then shown as Scholar. Alice Age 8. Scholar. Born Br. Abbas. Henry. Aged 5. Born B. Abbas. Annie E. Dodge Age 2. Born B. Abbas.