General George Henry
Dodd
Male
South Africa
1883-01-16
Lady Frere, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1957-07-21
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


About

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George Henry Dodd (16 January 1882 – 21 July 1957) was the son of Douglas William Dodd, a Minister of Religion in the Anglican Church from Eton, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth Saffrona (née Pruen). He competed for South Africa in the tennis event at the 1920 Summer Olympics where he took part in the men's singles and doubles event.

George won the 1912 men's singles title at the South African Championships, defeating R.F. Le Sueur in the final in five sets. In addition, he was runner-up on five occasions (1914, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1929).
George was married three times. His first marriage was to Grace Lilian Floquet (1887-1959) at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Pretoria on 10 August 1906. They divorced at Johannesburg on 25 January 1921. His second marriage was to Ann Catherine Boshoff; they were married at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Office on 1 October 1921. This marriage also ended up in a divorce on 26 October 1933. George's third and final marriage was to Agnes Ruth Joy Sackville-West (1903-1969), granddaughter of Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville on 15 October 1938 in Johannesburg. They were married until his death in Durban on 21 July 1957 (aged 74).



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Archive statistics 1905 - 1936
11
103
66


Tournament wins 1927 - Southern Transvaal Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Natal Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Natal Championships (Amateur)
1920 - Stade Francais Cup (Amateur)
1920 - Southampton (Amateur)
1920 - South of England Championships (Amateur)
1920 - Budleigh Salterton (Amateur)
1919 - Criccieth (Amateur)
1912 - Natal Championships (Amateur)
1912 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1911 - Natal Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments South African Championships - 1936 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1936 South African Championships - 1934 Natal Championships - 1932 South African Championships - 1930 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1930 South African Championships - 1929 South African Championships - 1928 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1927 South African Championships - 1926 South African Championships - 1925 South African Championships - 1924 South African Championships - 1923 South African Championships - 1922 Essex Championships - 1922 Natal Championships - 1922 South African Championships - 1921 Natal Championships - 1921 Wimbledon - 1920 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1920 South African Championships - 1920 World Hardcourt Championships - 1920 Johannesburg - 1920 Midland Counties Championships - 1920 Hampshire Championships - 1920 South of England Championships - 1920 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1920 Budleigh Salterton - 1920 Southampton - 1920 Highbury - 1920 Stade Francais Cup - 1920 Davis Cup - Semi-Finals - 1919-b Wimbledon - 1919 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1919 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1919 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1919 Criccieth - 1919 South African Championships - 1914 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1913 Johannesburg - 1913 South African Championships - 1912 Natal Championships - 1912 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1911 Natal Championships - 1911 South African Championships - 1910 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1909 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1907 Southern Transvaal Championships - 1905

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