Swinton Section F – 5 – Dodds/Lockie/Anderson/Cockburn


Erected by WILLIAM DODDS in memory of ISABELLA COCKBURN who died at Swinton 16th April 1866 aged 24 years. Also son THOMAS who died 30th April 1866 aged 2 weeks. Also son JAMES who died 29th September 1906 aged 42 years. Also ELIZABETH LOCKIE second wife who died 3rd March 1876 aged 36 years. Also son WALTER LOCKIE who died 25th April 1884 aged 15 years. Both interred at Greenlaw. Also AGNES ANDERSON third wife who died 10th May 1910 aged 68 years. Also the above Corporal WILLIAM DODDS 1st 4th KOS Borderers killed in action at Dardanelles 12th July 1915 aged 22 years. Son of above JAMES DODDS.

The shadow of his wings there is sweet peace.

Also the above WILLIAM DODDS who died at Swinton 28th June 1920 aged 85 years.

Military record

Corporal William Dods, 1/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action on 12th July 1915 in Gallipoli during the "Charge" on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, aged 22. He was the son of James Dods of Swinton and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was a popular figure in the village and was an excellent shot being the holder of the Territorials challenge cup. Corporal Dods was closely associated with the Temperance movement and was joint secretary of the Total Abstinence Society and the Band of Hope. Hwas also a loyal member of the United Free Church. 

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