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Person Details
22 Jan 1886
Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire
He was born at The Priory, Mansfield Woodhouse. He was the son of William A. Hodges, JP and Augusta Hodges of 'Oaklands', Bromley Park, Kent (CWGC).
Educated at Roclareston School and from January 1899 Sedbergh School. Entered Trinity College, Oxford, 1905. Following university he studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, for a short period before joining Tonbridge school as a master in September 1909. Played Rugby Union for England and Oxford University (Blue); Lacrosse for Oxford University (Blue). He also played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (1911).
24 Mar 1918
32
580662 - CWGC Website
Captain
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
3rd Bn Monmouthshire Regiment
3rd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, attached 11th Bn. South Lancashire. Twice mentioned in Despatches. He was reported missing believed killed on 24 March 1918 but his death was not confirmed until the following October. He is buried in Roye New British Cemetery (grave ref III.E.1). 'On the night of 22 March 1918, he entered a small factory on a road between Ham and Eppeville, hoping to make contact with a British battalion. He instead encountered enemy troops and was shot dead.'
For biography and photographs of Harold see website: therugbyhistorysociety.co.uk/hodges.html Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour, 22 October 1918: 'Captain Harold A Hodges, Monmouth Regiment attached to the South Lancashire Regiment, who was reported missing and believed killed on March 24th, is now officially reported killed. He was 32 years of age and a son of Mrs and Mrs WA Hodges of The Hill, East Bridgford.' Family memorial, East Bridgford parish church (WMA 18336): 'To the Glory of God this window is dedicated by his devoted parents, sister and brothers to the beloved memory of Harold Augustus Hodges Capt. 3rd Monmouths who, near St Quentin on 24 March 1918, gave his life in the Great War for King and Country. Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.'
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    Harold Augustus Hodges - Courtesy of Brian Szowkomud
  • Stained glass window commemorating Harold Augustus Hodges in St Peter's Church, East Bridgford. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Harold Augustus Hodges - Stained glass window commemorating Harold Augustus Hodges in St Peter's Church, East Bridgford. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings