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William John HODGE

Regimental number3803
Place of birthBendigo Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrician
Address'Como', Younger Avenue, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.J. Hodge, 'Como', Younger Avenue, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Near BROODSEINDE on the 16th October, 1917, Private HODGE displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in repairing lines which were repeatedly broken by enemy shelling. Several linesmen had previously been wounded when working over the same ground and it was mainly through HODGE's utter disregard of personal risk that telephone communication between the various Units of the Battalion was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death25 November 1951

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