Joseph Dodds - 5th NF - Wallsend (DCM)

  • Description

    D.C.M. FOR WALLSEND FUSILIER. Mrs. Dodds, of 38, Holly Avenue, Wallsend, has received a letter from her son, Pte. W. Dodds, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, at the front, stating that he has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, Like a true Briton, he makes no mention of how he got it, nor does he boast even in the slightest degree. "You can have the honour of telling your friends" he says "that your son has got the D.C.M.". He thinks of his mother, not of himself. Well done, Dodds! This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the ? of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
  • Owner

  • Source

    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 481 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.