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