Notable South Australians/Robert Dodgson
ARRIVED in this colony by the "Orleana" in 1839. He was a most energetic man, and took part in various public movements. The formation of the Volunteer Force in 1854 was mainly due to his efforts, when he joined the artillery corps, and was elected captain of the No. 1 Company. He was a prominent member of the Order of Freemasons and the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, and with Messrs. J. H. Allen and J. Manson founded the Albion Lodge in May 1844. Mr. Dodgson died at Norwood, near Adelaide, on Nov. 3, 1870, aged fifty-eight years. Strange to state that his wife, who was devotedly attached to him, died in a fortnight afterwards, and that her age also was fifty-eight years.