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Robert James HODGSON

Regimental number5693
Place of birthWilliamstown Vic
ReligionChurch of England
Address177 Hickford Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs L M A Hodgson, 74 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Marked coolness and devotion to duty as scout and runner under heavy fire. (Near Ypres 4-5 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 13 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919

Military Medal

'Near YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917 Private HODGSON displayed marked coolness and devotion to duty as a Scout. When Battalion runners all became casualties he successfully carried forward messages under intense enemy fire and obtained information as to progress of the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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