John Dods (rugby union)
|Birth name||John Henry Dods|
|Date of birth||30 September 1875|
|Place of birth||Glasgow|
|Date of death||30 December 1915(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Cromarty Firth|
|Rugby union career|
John Henry "Harry" Dods (30 September 1875 – 30 December 1915) was a Scottish rugby union player. He was capped eight times for Scotland between 1895–1897. He also played for Edinburgh Academicals. He was the brother of Francis Dods who was also capped for Scotland.
Dods was killed along with his wife and three children, whilst on board HMS Natal, which suffered a series of explosions, killing hundreds of people.
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Following the trials match on 28 December 1894, Dods was again selected for Scotland, to play against Wales on 25 January 1895.
|Wales||5–4||Won||26 January 1895||Edinburgh|||
|Ireland||6–0||Won||2 March 1895||Raeburn Place, Edinburgh|||
|England||3–6||Won||9 March 1895||Richmond|||
|Wales||6–0||Lost||25 January 1896||Cardiff|||
|Ireland||0–0||Draw||15 February 1896||Lansdowne Road, Dublin|||
|England||11–0||Won||14 March 1896||Glasgow|||
|Ireland||8–3||Won||20 February 1897||Powderhall, Edinburgh|||
|England||12–3||Lost||13 March 1897||Manchester|||
On 30 December 1915, Dods, his wife and three children were aboard HMS Natal, guests of the ship's captain Eric Back. The ship, a Warrior Class cruiser, part of the Second Cruiser Squadron, was lying at anchor in the Cromarty Firth, in the north of Scotland. A series of explosions on board caused the ship to capsize with the loss of hundreds of lives, including those of Dods and his family.
- Bath 2007, p. 137.
- "SCOTLANDVWALES - The South Wales Daily Post". William Llewellyn Williams. 1895-12-30. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
- McCrery 2014, p. 169.
- Bath, Richard, ed. (2007). The Scotland Rugby Miscellany. Vision Sports Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-905326-24-6.
- John Henry Dods at ESPNscrum
- Commonwealth War Graves database
- An entire team wiped out by the Great War (The Scotsman)
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