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John and Evelyn Dodd's Journey Through WWII

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:40 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

John Robert Dodd (the contributor’s father) joined service at age of 15. He saw various service - destroyer, supporting Royal Yacht, shipping of gold reserves and paintings held in Windsor Collection. He was a gunner on HMS Kipling which was sunk on 11th May 1942 (losing 24 crew). He was also involved in ships carrying Jewish refugees.

He suffered from PTSD.

Evelyn Dodd ( the contributor’s mother) was a secretary.


Item list and details

Service record and HMS Kipling framed collection

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John Robert Dodd Evelyn Dodd

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Father Mother

Type of submission

Shared at Theale Library, Berkshire on 14 November 2023.

Record ID

99497 | TLI014