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Somalia, resting place of a Dodgson. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n1 p0429.

According to the Commonwealth Graves Commission, the last resting place of a Raymond Austen Dodgson, died in service of the North Rhodesian Regiment on Aug 18, 1940, is Somalia, in Hargeisa War Cemetery.

I did not know if he was a close or distant relative, but the name Dodgson has been passed down through males since someone could not properly spell "Rogerson" in a village in Yorkshire. I know from the Commonwealth Graves Commission, that 44 named Dodgson died in both world wars, 4 who died in the First World War I have determined were relatives of my father and grandfather.

Of the 18 Dodgsons who perished from guns and explosions in the Second World War, 9 were civilians, bombed from above.

Somalia today continues to suffer massive civilian losses, and is one of many countries where civilian losses from military exercises outnumber military losses. Loss of life from German guns or Al Shabaab guns is still loss of life; their mothers mourn them, and so do I. Some of the videos on this page bear witness to a country emerging out of the ashes.

Update 20170320: Raymond Austen Dodgson was the result of a marriage between the Dodgson and Austen families who separately produced Lews Carroll and Jane Austen. He was a great-grandson of William Oliver Dodgson, London stock-broker and railway oligarch, who was also my ancestor. Which means his father and my grandfather were first cousins. He was my second cousin once removed.

He was the only son of his parents. His father, Richard Heathfield Dodgson, died between the world wars in South Africa, where he had been growing oranges. His mother returned to England, became Mrs Harrison, and deeply mourned her lost son the rest of her life.
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Talking about Somalia at the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Conference. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0918


The annual gathering of politicians and "we the people" started today in Washington, DC.

The first panel I witnessed was chaired by Congressman Keith Ellison, of Minnesota, and include Ambassador Johnny Carson, who was the State Department's number 1 person on Africa, a representative from USAID, and 2 Somali women activists.


The tone was subdued, Somalis are having a hard time in their own country, and Somali youths living in Minnesota often have great challenges.

However, I was hearing that things are being done in Somalia, a great change from the symposium of Somalia held 4 years ago in the offices of the American Bar Association in Manhattan. Then, the former ambassador to Somalia was almost in tears, talking about the history of Somalia and how things were deteriorating even further.


I asked the panel about Turkey, because I know that turkey has a peacekeeping role in Somalia. Yes, indeed, and the country is giving aid, but it is only to Mogadishu.

Page updated Apr 28, 2015.

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