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Private G Hodge


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Private George HODGE, 201290, (3927), 2nd/4th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Gaza, 19th April 1917, age 24.

9th October 1892, born Loose, Maidstone, Kent, son of Robert Hodge, (bricklayer), and Susanna Hodge, (daughter of William Cheeseman), of Loose, Maidstone, Kent. 

Educated Public School, Loose, Maidstone, Kent & Brunswick House School, Maidstone, Kent.


1911 Census - Loose Hill, Loose, Maidstone, Kent - Robert Hodge, head, age 54, married, builder, employer, born Loose, Kent; Susanna Hodge, wife, age 61, married 20 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Chart Sutton, Kent; George Hodge, son, age 18, single, Political Registration Clerk, worker, born Loose, Kent; Robert Hodge, son, age 17, single, carpenter, building, worker, born Loose, Kent.


Enlisted  February 1916, Maidstone, Kent, having been previously twice rejected as medically unfit for Service. Formerly Clerk in the Maidstone branch of London & Guarantee Insurance Company.

Served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt & Palestine.

His Captain wrote: "He was greatly loved by all who knew him, and he is a great loss to my Company and the Regiment, " and Corporal F G Storry: "I can honestly say I have lost a good chum and that I voice the sentiment of the whole Platoon when I say that George is missed by all his comrades, especially those of his section. He was a good pal and always willing to help anyone. He stopped to help his Officer who was wounded and thus exposed himself to a severe infilade fire and his death was instantaneous."

Unmarried.

Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, XXX. D. 2., Israel.


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