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Regimental number7021
Place of birthBarmingham, Warwickshire, England
SchoolAlbert Road, Aston, Birmingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSanatorium, Wooroloo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Frank Hodges, High Street, Aston, Birmingham, England
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1910. "A youth with a fine education and thought no place like Australia. Came on a visit via Cape and returned via Canada and Pacific to New Zealand then Australia and round to Perth again. Thus having travelled at his own expense the seven seas finally settling at Wooroloo as Chef in Government Sanatorium from where he joined the AIF from whom I have received splendid letters as to his ligh principals and kindnesses he always showed at home." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGGommecourt British Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row L, Grave No. 4), Hebeterne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Fanny HODGES, High Street, Aston, Birmingham, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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