Born: Alfred was born Quarter 4 1882, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 6 November 1882 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.
Family: He was the first of six children born to John Dodd, a bricklayer, and his wife Anne. No marriage can be found for him.
Residence: From the time of his birth in 1882 until the 1911 Census his address was 6 Barlow`s Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire. However the 1919 Absent Voters list had him living at 6 Welch`s Yard.
Employment: In 1901 he was a general labourer, but ten years later his occupation was bricklayer. There is an Alfred Dodd, Whitchurch, registered as a member of the Operative Bricklayers’ Society (British Trade Union membership registers – 1917-18 )
Died: Quarter 1 1936, Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 54.
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Service Number: 48859 (previously 235716)
Date of Enlistment: 12 February 1917
Date of Discharge: 15 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Transfer to reserve