Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Brig.- Gen. William Okell Holden Dodds


Manager, Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, Transportation Building, Montreal. Born Yarmouth , N.S., July 3, 1867, son of Charles and Agnes (Smith) Dodds. Educated: Yarmouth . Ex-President, Canadian Amateur Athletic Union; President, Montreal Military Institute, 1906; 2nd Vice-President, Montreal Board of Trade; Director, National Breweries, Ltd.; President, Montreal Curling Club, 1921; Chairman of Executive, Canadian Artillery Assn., 1923. Hon. Colonel, 14th Royal Montreal Regiment; Colonel commanding 2nd Regt. Canadian Artillery; Served in Canadian Militia with Canadian Garrison Artillery, 1884-1886; Royal Scots of Canada, 1897-1905; Can. Field Artillery, 1905-1912; Can. Grenadier Guards, 1912-1914. Served in France in the great war; left Canada with first Canadian Division, Sept., 1914; appointed Lt.-Col. commanding 5th Brigade, Can. Field Artillery, Sept., 1915; appointed C.R.A., 4th Canadian Division, afterwards 5th Canadian Div. Artillery, temporary rank, Brigadier-General, Oct., 1916; Despatches, April, 1916; November, 1917; March, 1918; November, 1918; Order C.M.G., June, 1916; D.S.O., Jan. 1, 1919; Long Service Medal, 1914; Auxiliary Forces Long Service decoration, 1918; Companion, Society, American Wars, Oct., 1918. Married Jean Hamilton Holt Tyre, daughter of R. W. Tyre, Montreal, 1910. Clubs: Montreal Curling; M.A.A.A.; Montreal Hunt; St. James's; Royal Montreal Golf; Canada. Residence: 707 Pine Ave., Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.


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