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Sydney Francis HODGENS

Other NamesHOGDENS
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPublic servant
AddressCorrespondence Branch, G P O Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs T Hodgens, Tewantin, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "4 March and 1 June 1917"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In spite of difficulties occasioned by destroyed road, shell torn ground, and heavy shell fire, he kept his guns continually in action with an ample supply of ammunition, thereby giving most effective support to our infantry attack. he also did valuable service as forward observation officer, displaying great enervy and resource in keeping up communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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