|Dodges Who Fought For Their Country|
World War I
The Ultimate Sacrifice
"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."
|In Flanders Fields |
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place;
and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved, and were loved,
And now we lie in Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you from falling hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields.
|Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial Belleau, (Aisne), France||Brookwood
American Cemetery and Memorial, Brookwood, Surrey, England
|Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Meuse, France||Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Aisne, France||St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, Thiacourt , France||Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, Bony, France||Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Paris, France|
|British and American Poetry of World War I||
|John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, was the father of William and Richard who came to America in 1629 and 1638, respectively. They settled in what is now, Salem, Massachusetts. Tristram Dodge came to Block Island, Rhode Island in 1660/61. He came from England, via Newfoundland, via Massachusetts.|
| Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England through Richard
Rowland Sever Dodge, born 26 February 1895 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island;
U.S. Army, Second Lieutenant; 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Killed in Action, October 28, 1918 and buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot E Row 23 Grave 21
Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rowland S. Dodge, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 24 - 25, 1918. Learning of the proposed advance in which his company was to participate, and, although sick in a hospital, Lieutenant Dodge secured his release and joined his command. He was at all times in advance of his front line, reconnoitering the ground, thereby facilitating the advance. Leading a counterattack, he was killed by rifle fire. General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Rowland was the son of William E. Dodge and Alice Duckworth