Dodges Who Fought For Their Country
World War I

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.
Popular English Songs during World War I
British and American Poetry of World War I

Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, England through Richard who emigrated to America, 1638
John Bigleow Dodge, born New York May 15, 1894, was the great, great, grandson of William Earl Dodge, whose statue stands outside the New York Public Library. He also was the grandson of John Bigelow, Abraham Lincoln's ambassador to France. John Bigelow, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentary Appointment 15 Mar 1865.
John was born in New York May 15, 1894 and educated St Mark's School in the US and McGill University in Canada. He became a naturalized British Citizen in 1915. He was vaguely related on his mother's side to Winston Churchill and fought for Britain in the two world wars eventually becoming a prisoner of the Luftwaffe.
He was given a commission in the Royal Navy's Hood Battalion in the Great War and served at Antwerp and then Gallipoli where he won the Distinguished Service Cross.
In 1916, he transferred to the British Army and was wounded twice in France. In 1918 he was commanding the 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, and won two mentions- in-despatches and the Distinguished Service Order.
Son of Charles Stuart Dodge and Flora Bigelow of New York City, USA