Service Number 203219
Battalion 1/4th Battalion
Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
On the 27th April 1917, the Wetherby News reported:
Unfortunately no Dodsworth family appears in the electoral rolls or the 1911 census in Micklethwaite so tracing Albert Dodsworth has been diificult. However in 1916, a Nellie Dodsworth, of Micklethwaite and daughter of Alfred Dodsworth married Edwin Mortimer in St. Oswald's Church, Collingham, giving us a first clue on the Dodsworth family of Micklethwaite.
Tracing Alfred and Nellie back to the 1901 census reveals the family in Beck Cottage in Stutton with Hazlewood. Alfred's wife was Mary Ellen Dodsworth and their children were Nelliw, Henry, Chas and Albert. We believe this is the Albert Dodsworth we are seeking. By 1911, this Albert Dodsworth, born in 1895 in Ryther, was working as a horseman in North Deighton in 1911.
There is one medal index card for an ALbert Dodsworth in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry with service numbers of 6809 and 203219. The medal roll for this man shows he served in the 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, but it makes no mention of service in the Dragoons, this suggests that Albert transferred from the Dragoons before he served overseas.
Albert's service record has not survived, but his medal roll shows he was discharged from the Army on the 21st July 1919.
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