This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Dodsworth, Albert
(1895-?)

Rank Private

Service Number 203219

Service Army

Battalion 1/4th Battalion

Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Information

On the 27th April 1917, the Wetherby News reported:

Wetherby News February 27th 1917

LOCAL CASUALTIES

Pte. Albert Dodsworth, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dodsworth, Micklethwaite, is in hospital in France suffering from serious gun shot wounds in the shoulder, received on April 9th. He enlisted in the Dragoons, but is attached to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

 

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.

If you have any photographs or further details about this person we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us via: alan.berry@collinghamanddistrictwararchive.info