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John William HODGSON

Regimental number511
Place of birthSurat Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressRetreat, Surat, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Vera Winifred Hodgson, c/o Mrs Finlayson, 'Towellery', Church Terrace, North Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsSister: Sister Clara Phoebe HODGSON, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919; Brothers: [1686] Lt Thomas Fletcher HODGSON, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919; 1687 Pte Ernest HODGSON, 1st Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1972

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