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Herbert HODGES

Regimental number3822
Place of birthHertfordshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressBicknos, Gloucester, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A Hodges, Bicknos, Gloucester, England
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the Hindenburg Line North of Bellicourt on 30th September 1918 and 1st October 1918. As Transport Corporal in charge of the pack mules which moved forward with the Battalion, Corporal HODGES, by his devotion to duty and never failing cheerfulness inspired his men and maintained control of the pack transport under very adverse weather conditions and heavy enemy shell fire. by his untiring efforts his comrades in the front line were kept well supplied with bombs and S.A.A. during the attack, and with hot meals and water after the attack was brought to a successful conclusion. This gallant N.C.O. did not rest for 36 hours during which time he made repeated journeys forward with supplies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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