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Maurice Robert HODGSON

Regimental number4449
Place of birthRaskelf, Earingwold, Yorkshire, England
SchoolParochial
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Hodgson, Estate Office, Raskelt, near Easingwold, York, England
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted and trained at Black Boy Camp. Drafted to Egypt, afterwards to France, was next on list for English leave when killed.
FateKilled in Action 03-6 November 1916
Place of death or woundingBeaumont Hamel, Somme, France
Age at death25
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah HODGSON, Estate Office, Raskelf, Easingwold, Yorks,
Family/military connectionsChum: 2nd Lt Arthur JERRY MM (also from York), 28th Bn, died of wounds, 26 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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