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Brigadier General W.O.H. Dodds (19272442963).jpg
Born (1867-07-03)July 3, 1867
Died August 25, 1934(1934-08-25) (aged 67)
Place of birth Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[1]
Place of death Montreal, Quebec[1]
Allegiance Canada
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars World War I

William Okell Holden Dodds (3 July 1867 - 25 August 1934)[1] was a Canadian Brigadier General of the First World War.[1]

A militia officer before the war, Dodds joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914 as Officer Commanding the 1st Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery (CFA).[1] After arrival in England, and being promoted Lieutenant Colonel, he became Commanding Officer of the 1st Brigade, CFA.[1] In October 1916 he was promoted to Brigadier General and given the position of Commander Royal Artillery for the 4th Canadian Division.[1] After the end of hostilities Dodds served in Germany and was briefly the military governor of Bonn.[1]

Dodds returned to civilian life in 1919 and was later Honorary Colonel of the Royal Montreal Regiment and, Honorary Colonel Commandant, Canadian Artillery.[1]

Among his papers is a photo album of people and scenes of the First World War which is now in the public domain.[2]


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