Napoo corner, Lievin.

Brigadier General & photographer. Found in a photo album; the insane aftermath carnage of World War One captured by a Canadian insurance man.

Hotel de Ville, Arras, 1918.
Photograph of Brigadier General William Okell Holden Dodds from his album of World War One photographs.
Dodds joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914 and was commanding officer of the 5th Canadian Division Artillery and served in France from 1917-1918.

William Okell Holden Dodds (1867-1934) was a Canadian Brigadier General in the First World War. A militia officer before WW1, Dodds was an army man through and through. He served with the Canadian Garrison Artillery, the Royal Scots of Canada, the Canadian Field Artillery, and the Canadian Grenadier Guards. In 1914 Dodds joined the Canadian Expediationary Force as Officer Commanding the 1st Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery.

Dodds returned to civilian life in 1919 and worked in the insurance industry for Mutual Life of New York. After his death an photo album was found among his papers which contained photographs he’d taken during the Great War. The album is held at the University of Victoria and Dodd’s imagery now in the public domain.

Shelled area around Hollebeke.
Grand Place, Cambrai.
Grand Place, Cambrai.
Hotel de Ville, Arras, 1918.
Hotel de Ville, Louvain.
Inspection by King George V, 5th C.F.A., Witley, c. 1916.
Lievin (near Lens), 1917.
Locre, near Mt. Kemmel, South of Ypres.
Major General E.W.B. Morrison, G.O.C.R.A., Canadian Corps.
Menin road showing shell holes.
Napoo corner, Lievin.
On the march.
Passchendaele, destroyed tank in graveyard.
Passchendaele, general view with destroyed pill-box.
Passchendaele, general view.
Passchendaele, graveyard in the mud.
Peronne (East of Amiens, 1918.
Queant, general view (near Arras).
Ronville, Arras suburb.
Somme, general view of battlefield.
Somme, showing field kitchen.
Souchez corner.
Valenciennes, railway station.
Verdun, canal and cathedral.
Villers-Bretonneux (near Amiens).
Vlamertinghe (Ypres area), destroyed church.
Wooden road, bringing up supplies, originally for the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The harbour at Le Havre.

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