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Reginald William Dodderidge

Reginald William Dodderidge

Date of Birth

12 June 1891

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1909-1911

Job(s)

Teacher at C.S., Enfield Lock, Chesterfield

Service number

Z/4817

WW1 rank

Signalman

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe, Mediterranean

Date of death

3 October 1918

Location of death

Mediterranean

Buried/memorial

Chatham Naval Memorial (Grave/Memorial reference: 31)

Biography

Signalman Reginald William Dodderidge is described as being 5’10” with a 34” chest, brown hair and blue eyes. He attended Borough Road College for 2 years and is listed as being destined for a comprehensive school in Chesterfield. Whilst at the college he played tennis and represented the college in inter-college sport. He enlisted as a Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 1 March 1916 and was called up on 27 March to serve as an instructor. On 6 June 1916 he passed his training as a signaller and was assigned to HMS St. Luc. The ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean by U-boat105 on 3 October 1918.

Sources

Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Found in BFSS/Borough Road College Applications 1908 A-E, BFSS/2/9/10/5, forces-war-records.co.uk, BRCIC004, 1912 Annual Report.