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James Percival Hodgkinson was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the only son of James Hodgkinson a yarn salesman in the cotton industry, of Riverlyn House, Fiskerton, Notts., and the late Susan Amelia Hodgkinson. His father James was born in 1865 at Manchester and his mother Susan Angelia Smith was born in 1864, they were married in 1890 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. His mother Susan died in 1900 in Nottingham she as 36 yrs of age. His father re married in 1907 to Ethel Bertha Platts born 1878 Hull) at Nottingham In the 1911 census the family are living at 9 George Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham and are shown as James 46 yrs a yarn salesman, he is living with his wife Ethel 33 yrs and his son James Percival 18 yrs an insurance clerk. His probate was proven on 6th February 1917 at Nottingham, it states James Percival Hodgkinson 9 George Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire temporary Captain in H.M.Army died 2nd November 1916 in France, his effects of £352, 3 shillings and 10 pence were left to James Hodgkinson a yarn salesman.
Member of Nottingham Britannia Rowing Club. Member University College Nottingham OTC and attended the High Pavement School
02 Nov 1916
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15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Captain James Percival Hodgkinson, initially served witht he Nottingham University Officer Training Corps , he was commission and posted to the 14th Service battalion Sherwood Foresters later transferring to the 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment,) he was attached to the 110th trench mortar battery. He landed in France on 24th March 1916 and was killed in action on 2nd November 1916. Buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, (grave ref I.H.31)
It was reported on 24th September 1914 in the Nottingham Daily Express that James Percival Hodgkinson had been granted a commission in the Sherwood Foresters :- “James Percival Hodgkinson, of Nottingham University College Officers' Training Corps, and son of Mr. J. Hodgkinson, of West Bridgford,has obtained a commission and been posted to the 14th Service Battalion of the Notts. and Derbyshire Regiment.” Article published 7th November 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express :- “Nottingham Officer Killed. “Captain J. P. Hodgkinson, who before the war was well known in Nottingham athletic circles, has been killed in action. “Mr. T. Hodgkinson, of 9, George-road, West Bridgford, whose only son he was, received a telegram yesterday [6th November 1916] stating that Captain Hodgkinson was killed while fighting in the Somme region on November 2nd. Quite recently he was home on leave after having been engaged in the Somme battles during July, August, and September, and he returned to the front only a fortnight ago. “Captain Hodgkinson was 24 years of age. Up to the time he received his commission in September, 1914, he was in the Nottingham office of the Commercial Assurance Co., but for some years he had been a member of the University College O.T.C. He will be remembered doubtless by his fellows as a scholar of High-pavement School, and later of the University College, but more particularly as an enthusiastic member of the South Notts. Hockey Club (of which he was secretary and at the South Notts. Harriers and the Britannia Boat Club. He received his second star in February, 1915, and was promoted captain last August.” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Buried in Faubourg d"Amiens Cemetery
    James Percival Hodgkinson - Buried in Faubourg d"Amiens Cemetery