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Regimental number2824
Place of birthStone Hut, South Australia
AddressPine Spring, Laura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 0.5"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Melville Hodge, Pine Spring, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date29 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 19 February 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 16 April 1917 (mumps); discharged to Depot, 4 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1917; taken on strength, 43rd Bn, in the field, 17 August 1817.

On leave to England, 1 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 March 1918.

Admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 August 1918; transferred to Ambulance Train No 19, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, 6 August 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to England, 7 August 1918, and admitted to Cheltenham VAD (affiliated with 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol), 8 August 1918 (old leg wound, slight); discharged on furlough, 24 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918 (old injury, right leg); disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: disability prior to enlistment), Adelaide, 29 March 1919.

Total war service: 2 years 151 days (of which 2 years 60 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HODGE Angus

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