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Regimental number226
Place of birthCharnock, Richard Parish, Chorley, Lancashire, England
SchoolSt Georges School, Church of England, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGraham Siding, South Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs R Pilkington, The Lodge, Birkcan House, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe worked as a farm labourer before the start of the War.
FateDied as a result of accident 30 November 1914
Place of death or woundingDrowned at sea
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mr T. HODGES, 3 Crook Street, Moor Road, Chorley, England
Other details

Drowned on falling overboard from SS 'Omrah', 30 November 1914.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HODGES Thomas

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