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Arthur John HODGES

Regimental number1025
Place of birthSherwood, New South Wales
SchoolPrivate School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressAlbany Road, Cannington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinBrother, F Hodges, Albany Road, Queen's Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, F Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked as an Engineer before the start of the war.
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Mary HODGES. Native of Sherwood, Parramatta, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNephew: Died. He had seven nephews and a brother serving in this Great War.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 2 November 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HODGES Arthur John

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