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Charles Harold HODSDON

Regimental number750
Place of birthWooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolBrisbane Boys Central School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Hodsdon, McLennan Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left Australia with15th Battalion as a Private in 1914. Landed with his Battalion on 25th April as Corporal. Wounded 19th May, 1915 and sent to 1st A.G.H. Steliopoliy. Recovering, he returned to Gallipoli, was wounded at Suvla Bay on 8th August, 1915 and taken prisoner by Turks. Removed to Constantinople." Details from Mother.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War; secondary fate: DOW 21 January 1916
Place of death or woundingConstantinople
Date of death21 January 1916
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHaidar Pasha Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 4), Constantinople, Asia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Amelia HODSDON, McLennan Street, Albion, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: [2925] Lt William John HODSDON, 49th Bn, discharged, 7 December 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsP O W DIED OF PHTHISIS. BURIED HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, CONSTANTINOPLE

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