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Gerald Henry Longhman HODGSON

Regimental number1360
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLift attendant
Address229 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hodgson, 229 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1279
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of 23rd August, 1918 at HERLEVILLE WOOD near FOUCAUCOURT, Private HODGSON took charge of a gun and despite heavy shell and machine gun fire engaged and silenced an enemy trench mortar which was causing casualties to our Infantry. Private HODGSON's grit and determination throughout the whole advance was a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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