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