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Norman Thomas HODGES

Regimental number2098
Date of birth28 August 1891
Place of birthHoughton, South Australia
SchoolHoughton School, South Australia; Houghton State School, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationGardener
AddressHoughton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Edith Dorothy Hodges, c/o Mrs Morphett, Glen Osmond, South Australia
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNorman Hodges was a diligent scholar at school which he left at an early age to learn his profession in which he excelled. He was a member of several local lodges and societies and was especially prominant in the Tennis Club. He worked as a fruit packer before the war started. Details from Wife.
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death26.6
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 50), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: F. and K. HODGES; husband of Lucy HODGES, Frewville, Sourth Australia. Native of Houghton, South Australia
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Passchendaele, 8 October 1917; invalided to England; recovered and returned to duty. Killed in action at Messines, Belgium.

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