The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal G A Hodgkinson


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Lance Corporal George Albert HODGKINSON, G/6068,  6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916, age 21.  

Born Peckham, Surrey, son of Edward Charles and Elizabeth Charlotte Hodgkinson, of 4, Rosaleen Terrace, Colfe Road, Forest Hill, London. 


1911 Census - 12 Harlescott Road, Nunhead - Edward Hodgkinson, head, age 52, married, clerk general, produce brokers, worker, born Camberwell, London; Charlotte Hodgkinson, wife, age 51, married 28 years, 12 children, 11 still alive, born Bideford, Devonshire; Charles Hodgkinson, son, age 27, single, clerk, Typewriting Company, worker, born Walworth, London; Louisa Hodgkinson, daughter, age 19, single, occupation none, born Camberwell, London; Stanley Hodgkinson, son, age 17, single, occupation none, born Camberwell, London; George Hodgkinson, son, age 15, single, occupation none, born Camberwell, London; Lizzie Hodgkinson, daughter, age 13, school, born Camberwell, London; Alice Hodgkinson, daughter, age 10, school, born Camberwell, London; Doris Hodgkinson, daughter, age 9, school, born Camberwell, London.


Enlisted Deptford, Kent, age 19 years & 210 days, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 117lbs, mole near left armpit, scar on forehead.  Resided 4 Rosaleen Terrace, Forest Hill, SE.  Formerly clerk.

Home, 29th March 1915 to 28th September 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force, 29th September 1915 to 24th January 1916; Home, 25th January 1916 to 12th September 1916; BEF, 13th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

29th March 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th October 1915, Salonika, attached OC7RDF; 2nd December 1915, Balkans, to Hospital, frostbite feet and hands; 14th January 1916, Alexandria, to England; 25th January 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th January 1916 to 28th March 1916, Netley Hospital, frostbite feet; 28th March to 6 May 1916, Convalescent Hospital trench foot; 7th May 1916 to 14th May 1916, sick furlough; 15th May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st August 1916, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 13th September 1916, posted BEF & embarked; 13th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 29th September 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

30th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father Edward Charles Hodgkinson, 4, Rosaleen Terrace, Colfe Road, Forest Hill; Mother, Elizabeth Charlotte Hodgkinson, 4, Rosaleen Terrace, Colfe Road, Forest Hill; Brothers - Charlotta Robert, age 35, 66 Longhurst? Road, Catford; ?????? Percival, age 27, New Zealand; Edward Augustus, age 29, HMS Marlow; Stanley Valentine, age 24, Canada; Sisters - Mabel Gertrude, age 33, Catford; ?????, Victoria, age 31, Peckham; Louisa ????, age 26, 4, Rosaleen Terrace, Colfe Road, Forest Hill; Elizabeth Charlotte, age 22, France; Doris Hilda, age 17, 4, Rosaleen Terrace, Colfe Road, Forest Hill.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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