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Surname: DODGEON

Forename(s): Bertie

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: S/11071

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-04-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXII. C. 12.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Bertie Dodgeon (Dodgson) was the son of Emma Dodgson (born Gargrave, Yorkshire, c. 1878), the daughter of William and Mary Dodgson, née Broughton.

1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 10, Rowley Street - Bertie Dodgson, aged 6 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, grandson of Mary Bailey. [Bertie's mother, Emma Dodgson, was also living there.]

1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 15, Ardwick Street - Bertie Dodgson, aged 16 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Emma and [stepson of] Alfred Hargreaves. [Emma had married Alfred in 1906.]

Bertie was married to Florence Powell in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Bertie Dodgeon, S/11071, Seaforth Highlanders.

On 4 February 1916, because of heavy casualties, the 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, was amalgamated with the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch to form the Highland Battalion. On 12 July 1916, both battalions resumed their former identity.

Bertie is commemorated on the Brierfield War Memorial and in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

A short biography of Bertie is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Photograph: ‘Burnley Express’ (3 May 1916).

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private Bertie DODGEON

Private Bertie DODGEON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

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Surname: DODGOON

Forename(s): Bertie

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks


Enlisted: Burnley, Lancs

Number: S/11071

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)

Battalion: 1st Battalion


Died Date: 23/04/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Persian Gulf


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: DODGEON

Forename(s): B

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: S/11071

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

Unit: 1st Bn.



Died Date: 23/04/1916

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‘Burnley Express’ (31 May 1916)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)


On Saturday official intimation was received of the death from wounds of Pte. Bertie Dodgeon, of the Seaforth Highlanders. The deceased soldier, resided with his wife and parents at 37, Junction-street, Brierfield, but up to two years ago he lived in Ardwick-street, Burnley. He was the eldest son of Mrs. Emma Hargreaves (his mother having been married twice). He was 22 years of age, and joined the Army in October last, being sent out to the front in January. For the five years before becoming a soldier he had been employed as a weaver by Messrs. H. Bannister and Co., Hollin Bank Mills. The deceased soldier’s widow and child now reside at 27, Railway-view, Brierfield.

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