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Plaque Dodd 1901 Tower





Original Location

Originally in the tower restored by his widow. See W77.03.

Present Location

This was demolished, and the plaque was found in the boiler house of the new church in June 1991. West Road Central Methodist Church.

Which war

South Africa 1899-1902

Memorial Description

Plaque approx. 1 foot 6 inches high x 2 feet 6 inches wide. There is a simple border round the edge. The lettering is etched and painted black, with initial letters in red, using Gothic script, lower and upper case, with the dedication in a mixed selection of lettering in upper and lower cases.

Materials used

Bronze on wood pattress.


Sacred to the memory of
Thomas Robert Dodd,
Major Commanding
The 2nd Battalion Railway Pioneers Regiment
Born at Murton Grange, Fence Houses on 18 February 1865. Died at
Elandsfontein, Transvaal
3rd Feb. 1901.

This memorial is erected by his comrades of all
ranks of the 2nd Batt. R.P.R. as a token of esteem & regard
for their late commanding officer.


See above

Who commissioned



1. This was seen in an exhibition at the church in 1991. What happened to it after that is not known.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: J. Brown

Research acknowledgements

Janet Brown; Tom Peacock, Westerhope LHS

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