Lieutenant Harold William Dods

Service Number 200108


Campaign:

World War 2


Died:

18.6.19444

Aged 35
Buried at Donnington Cemetery, Grave 380. United Kingdom
Former cricketer
With World War II ending county cricket, Dods enlisted into the British Army, serving during the war with the Scots Guards. He was killed on 18 June 1944, when a German V-1 flying bomb hit the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in Westminster, one of 121 fatalities in the attack. At the time of his death he held the rank of Lieutenant. Months earlier he had married Marigold Bird at Sleaford, Lincolnshire. He is buried at Donington, Lincolnshire.

Son of Harold and Florence Dods, of Donington; husband of Marigold Dods (nee Bird). J.P.

Memorial(s):

Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood Road St John's Wood London NW8 8QN MCC Marylebone Cricket Club WW2 World War 2
Harold Dods 18-6-19444 View
England South east Wall of the nave St. Mary and the Holy Rood Church Church Street Donington South Holland Lincolnshire PE11 4UA Memorial to Lieutenant Harold William Dods at St. Mary and the Holy Rood Church World War 2
Harold Dods 18-6-19444 View

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