The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant L C Hodge


Second Lieutenant Lionel Clifford HODGE,  6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, 30th  November 1917, age 28.

1889, born Tonbridge, Kent, son of Walter John and Fanny Hodge, of 7, Greville Road, Richmond, Surrey. A chartered accountant.

Attended Judd School Tonbridge & Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 1904 to 1906.

1911 Census - 340 Durnsford Road, Wimbledon Park, SW - Walter John Hodge, head, age 44, married, accountant, chartered accountants, worker, born Tonbridge, Kent; Fanny Hodge, wife, age 61, married 22 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Goudhurst, Kent; Lionel Clifford Hodge, son, age 21, single, articled clerk, chartered accountants, worker, born Tonbridge, Kent; Esther Allen, visitor, age 62, widow, born Goudhurst, Kent.

Pte. 28th London Regiment, Service No.5369 / 760943.

2nd August 1917, posted BEF; 30th November 1917, posted missing.

7th November 1919, Probate - Lionel Clifford Hodge, of 2 Pelham Crescent, Hastings died 30th November 1917, in France. Administration London 7th November to Walter John Hodge, accountant. Effects £567 3s 1d.

Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Panel 8, Louveral, France & on the Tonbridge War Memorial.

Commemorated on Tonbridge War Memorial - Tonbridge War Memorial - The original World War I memorial at the Junction of Pembury Road and Quarry Hill. The names were later re-inscribed in the new Memorial Garden in Bradford Street. 

From Tonbridge History - Lionel Clifford Hodge was born in Tonbridge in 1889, the son of Walter and Fanny. In 1901 the family were living at 4 Meadow Lane and Lionel attended Judd School. By 1911 had moved to Dumsford Road Wimbledon and Lionel was working as an article clerk for a chartered accountant. In 1917 he joined as a Private the 28th London Regiment and entered France on 2nd August, he later transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment 6th Battalion on commission to 2nd Lieutenant. He was killed on 30th November 1917 and is remembered on the Cambrai memorial Louverval.

London Gazette 4th September 1917.

War Office, 4th September, 1917. REGULAR FORCES.

The under mentioned  W.O.s,  N.C.O.s, and men to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, with effect from dates shown: 

Royal West Kent Regiment - Pte. L. C. Hodge, from London Regiment Territorial Force -  3 August 1917.

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