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Name:
William Hodgson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W
Service No.:
30795
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
21
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 3 Galgate
Civilian Employment:
Draper
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
14-January-1918
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Duhallow ADS Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of William and Sarah Hodgson of 3 Cagate (Toy dealers).

Notes:

Prior to the war William had been apprenticed to a draper. Initially, he was rejected on medical grounds in two or three successive attempts to enlist in the army. 

During his time on the front William had taken part in the great battle of Messines Ridge and 'fought like a courageous soldier' throughout the whole campaign. In 1917 he was admitted to St. Edward's Hospital in London suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. 

William was described as a 'gallant young soldier' who was highly respected in Barnard Castle.

Teesdale Mercury-20/06/1917: Local and other notes: Wounded

Teesdale Mercury-05/05/1915: Wesleyan Sunday School Roll of Honour

Teesdale Mercury-12/06/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Service Number: St Mary's data; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Age at Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's data; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;