Herbert Dodd was the son of Samuel Dodd who lived in 2 Water Street and attended St. Mary’s school, Kingswinford.. He had enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment in 1902 as a regular soldier and served in the 4th Battalion. In 1914 he was a moulder in a local works and was called up from the Reserve. He joined the 2nd Battalion and crossed quickly to Belgium to resist the German invasion. The long retreat from Mons was followed by the advance to the Aisne where the German resistance strengthened. There was much small-scale fighting in the woods of the Aisne valley but a major attack was attempted on the 30th September. It was repelled by the enemy and Private Herbert Dodd was killed in action. He was 30 years of age and is commemorated on the La Ferté- sous-Jouarre, and Kingswinford Memorials.
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