|Born||July 3, 1867|
|Died||August 25, 1934(aged 67)|
|Place of birth||Yarmouth, Nova Scotia|
|Place of death||Montreal, Quebec|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
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). After arrival in England, and being promoted Lieutenant Colonel, he became Commanding Officer of the 1st Brigade, CFA. In October 1916 he was promoted to Brigadier General and given the position of Commander Royal Artillery for the 4th Canadian Division. After the end of hostilities Dodds served in Germany and was briefly the military governor of Bonn.
Dodds returned to civilian life in 1919 and was later Honorary Colonel of the Royal Montreal Regiment and, Honorary Colonel Commandant, Canadian Artillery.
Among his papers is a photo album of people and scenes of the First World War which is now in the public domain.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Dodds, William Okell Holden – The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery" (in en-US). http://canadianartillery.ca/organization/appointments/colonel-commandant/past-colonel-commandants/dodds-w-o-h/. [dead link]
- ↑ "Category:World War I photographs by William Okell Holden Dodds - Wikimedia Commons" (in en). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:World_War_I_photographs_by_William_Okell_Holden_Dodds.
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