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Agincourt Edward HODGES

Regimental number6471
Place of birthAramara Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKoo-lana, Aramara, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Hodges, Aramara, Gayndah, Queensland
Enlistment date2 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on the morning of 8th August 1918, this man was wounded on the jumping off line. He was No. 1 of a Lewis Gun team, and insisted on going forward. He took his gun and used it to good effect. Although bleeding freely, he continued with the leading wave, and on one occasion, when owing to the fog and smoke, an enemy machine gun firing could not be located, he went forward into our barrage, found the position, and silenced the gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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