William John DODEMAIDE
Born: May, 1890
Birthplace: Melton, Victoria, Australia
Parents: John Dodemaide & Mary Ann Cochrane
Died: 24 August, 1942
Place of death: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria Registration No. 26365
Burial place: Melton Cemetery August 25, 1942
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
5th Battalion, 14th Reinforcements,02/04/1916 46th Battalion
Regimental Service Number: 4482
Enlistment date: 28 July, 1915 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age at enlistment: 25 Years 2 Months
Address at enlistment: Railway Station, Melton, Victoria, Australia
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Mother, Mrs Mary Dodemaide,
Railway Station, Melton
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 14 stone
Hair: Dark Brown
Distinctive marks: Vac. Marks, Hairy Body
Embarkation ship: HMAT A32 Themistocles.
Return Date: 5 March, 1919
Return Vessel: H. T. Nevasa.
Arrival at Australia: 25 April, 1919.
War Service Summary
02/04/1916 Joined 46th Battalion ex No. 2 Training Bn Zeitoun (Cairo, Egypt)
11/08/1916 Promoted to Corporal In the Field
20/11/1916 Promoted to Sergeant
11/04/1917 Prisoner of War: Captured by the Germans at Reincourt, interned Limburg, transferred to Friedrichsfeld
26/12/1918 Repatriated Prisoner Of War to Ripon, England
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
Names of wife & children:
1921 William married Vera Clara Mary HALL, a school teacher, Reg. No. 12952 (See Bills Obituary)
- Barbara (d1922, Bacchus Marsh, (Reg. No. 7590).
- Son William Basil WW2 service. Image on AWM
Place/s of residence:
Bullmans Rd., Melton, Victoria, Australia.
Date of death: 1942, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria (Reg. No. 26365, Age 52). Place of burial: Melton Cemetery August 25, 1942
The Bacchus Marsh Express
Saturday 11 July 1914, P 2
Melton footballers visit Bacchus Marsh to-day, and are determined for a win.
The team to represent Melton against Bacchus Marsh to-day, at Bacchus Marsh, will be chosen from P. Exell (Captain), Gleeson, Dodemaide (2), Matheson, Barnes, Brislan, Scarce, Gaitskill, Cameron, Mac Guire (2), Looney, Butler, Lovell, Asker, Minns, Carew, Robinson, Exell, Bird, Burton. Players are notified that the drag will leave punctually at 12.45.
Our footballers suffer another loss from their ranks, as "Mick" Dodemaide is going to play for North Melbourne
Saturday 12 May 1917 p 2
William Dodemaide (one of Melton's best) eldest son of Mrs. M. Dodemaide, is reported "missing" at the Front. All sincerely hope that
he will be found alive and well.
Everybody learns with regret that some local soldiers are on the "missing" list; including Lance-Corporal Tom. Grant, who had twice previously been wounded. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Grant, "Millbank." Private Tom. Booth, of Rowsley, is also on the same list, as well as Sergeant W. Dodemaide, of Melton, who is the well-known giant of many football contests. Another practically local soldier on the same list is Athol Stuart, son of the late Rev. J. A. Stuart, Presbyterian minister at Bacchus Marsh for over 20, years. He was a bank officer in West Australia, and enlisted from there.
Saturday 11 August 1917 p 2
The news that Sergeant W. J. Dodemaide, sons of Mrs. M. Dodemaide, Melton, who has been reported missing since April 11th last is now officially reported a prisoner of war in Germany, has been received with feelings of great relief by his numerous friends.
Saturday 7 October 1916 p 2
COTTAGE TO- LET, Meliton Railway Station. Apply,
M. DODEMAIDE, Melton Railway Station.
Saturday 12 October 1918 p 2
L. A. FAIRBAIRN & Co., instructed by Messrs. W. Dodemaide & Son will hold a CLEARING SALE, on their farm, at Balliang, towards the
end of Nov.
Full. particulars and exact date later.
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