Everything you wanted to know about Doodson family history

Gravestones in Australia 

Gravestones of selected Doodsons in Australia

Entrance to South Head cemetery, Vaucluse (Sydney)

The Doodson graves at South Head

The gravestone for Edward and Matilda (both d.1942) at South Head

The gravestone for Edward (d.1884), his wife Christina (d.1898), their son John (d.1933) and their daughter Christina (d.1952) at South Head

Gravestone commemorating Frederick Doodson (d.1915), Elsie May (d.1959) and George (d.1959), at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney

Gravestone commemorating Henry (d.1879), Catherine Louisa (d.1894), Jane (d.1900) at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney 

Gravestones of Frederick and Charles Doodson (and relatives) at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney

Transcription of gravestone above

Gravestone commemorating Henry (d.1879), Catherine Louisa (d.1894), Jane (d.1900) at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney 


Full text reads:

Henry Doodson

Died October 25th 1879

Age 44 years

A husband kind a father dear

A faithful friend lies buried here

The loss is great that we sustain

But long to meet in heaven again. 


Also in loving memory of my dear daughter

Catherine Louisa Doodson 

Who died October 30th 1894

Aged 22 years and 5 months

Good and gentle was they lifetime

Christ has died and set thee free

Wait a little Dearest Catherine and 

We soon will follow thee


Also Jane, 

Beloved wife of the above

Died 20th Jan 1900

Aged 62 years

Farewell dear Mother the days are past

You loved us while your life did last

You always strove to do your best

Transcription of gravestones above:

Gravestones commemorating Charles, Laura, Christina, Frederick, Elsie May and George Doodson, at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney


Full text reads:



No 18857 Gunner Charles E Doodson

Died of wounds received in action in France

22nd May 1917

Aged 34 years and 9 months

The fought and died heros [sic.]

Also Laura Christina Cobcroft

Sister of the above

Died 26th Aug 1936

Aged 36 years and [7?] months



No 987[?] Private Frederick A Doodson

Killed in action at the Dardenelles

26th April 1915 aged 19 years

Also my dear wife & our mother

Elsie May Doodson

Died 24th March 1959 aged 70 years

Also our dear father and husband of above

George Doodson

Died 11th July 1959 aged 70 years