Edward Hodgson (c.1895-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HODGSON, EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 20412. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly No 74041 Royal Field Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Adopted son of Mr John Crosland, Underbank, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs Watkinson of Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Prior to the war was a soldier in the Royal Field Artillery. Embarked for France at the beginning of the war and was invalided home after nine months service. He was the only survivor of his Battery and it was thought unlikely he would be fit for foreign service again. But he recovered and was posted to the machine gun section of the Essex Regiment. Died of wounds, 2.7.1916, aged 21 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 2.
ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

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