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Bulwell Nottingham
HOLLAND but used surname HODGETT and HODGETTS (military records) Frederick was the son of Richard Hodgett and Mary Ellen Holland née Dearling (later Hodgett). Frederick's father was born in Nether Broughton, Leicestershire, in 1861 (J/A/S Melton Mowbray). He was the son of Richard Hodgett and his first wife Ann Miller who were married at Hickling St Luke on 9 April 1855. In 1871 the family, including Richard (9), was living in Melton Mowbray. His mother died in 1872 and his father married secondly Rebecca Brewin in 1875. His mother Mary Ellen was born in Highgate, Middlesex, in 1860 (O/N/D Pancras London), the daughter of John and Ellen Dearling. She married Richard John Holland in 1883 (J/F/M Pancras) and they had two children, John Henry b. Highgate Middlesex 1885 (O/N/D Islington, Dearling) and Annie b. Chester Cheshire birth registered 1890 (J/F/M Chester, Dearling). Richard and Mary Holland have not yet been traced on the 1891 Census. However, Richard Hodgett and Mary [Hodgett] were recorded on the 1901 Census living at 14 Birkland Street, off Byron Street, Bulwell, Nottingham. Also in the home were four children, surname Hodgett, who were described as Richard's children: John (15 b. Highgate Middx) a general labourer, Annie (11 b. Chester) and Leonard (5) and Fred (3) who were both born in Bulwell. Leonard and Frederick's births were registered as Holland: Leonard Hodgett Holland 1896 (J/A/S Nottingham, b 27 May) and Frederick Hodgett Holland 1898 (A/M/J Basford). By 1911 the family was living at 21 Birkland Street, Bulwell. However, Richard, a labourer with the Great Central Railway, was listed as single and a boarder in the household of Mary Holland (50), a widow. In the home on the night of the census were Annie Holland (19) and Mary's four children by Richard Hodgett but listed on the census as 'Holland': Leonard, a golf caddy employed by the City Council, Frederick, Arthur (birth registered Hodgett, 1902 J/F/M Nottingham) and a daughter aged 7 (name indecypherable but probably registered as Hodgett). Richard married Mary Holland in 1918 (A/M/J Nottingham) and in 1920 they were recorded on the Electoral Register living at 20 Austin Street, Bulwell, together with their son Leonard. Mary died in 1934 (O/N/D Nottingham). Richard was still living at 20 Austin Street in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled; his occupation was given as retired wagon lifter. He died in April 1949 (A/M/J Nottingham). Leonard joined the London North Eastern Railway on 7 July 1915 but later served in the Seaforth Highlanders (S/43791 Private) and was discharged in 19 June 1919 (Silver Badge No. B235449); he was awarded a disability pension. Leonard qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. He married Alice M Dearling in 1925 and in 1939 they were living at 30 St Alban's Road, Bulwell, with their son Robert L. b. 15 July 1929 and Alice's elderly parents, Robert and Alice Dearling. Leonard was still employed by LNER and was a signalman (No. 1 Box Goods) at Annesley Yard, Annesley Station. He died on 2 June 1965. Mary's son John has not yet been traced after 1901 and her daughter Annie has not been traced after 1911. Her two youngest children, Arthur and a daughter, have also not been identified after 1911.
23 Mar 1918
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783753 - CWGC Website
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Resident Bulwell.
Private
23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Formerly 63783 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) then served in 'C' Company, 'X' Platoon, 23rd (Service) Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was reported missing on 23 March 1918 during the German spring offensive; his date of death was accepted as 23 March. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Bay 3). Frederick qualified only for the British War Medal and Victory Medal, indicating that he did not serve overseas until after 1915. The 23rd Battalion was a 'Sportsmen's Battalion' which mainly comprised physically fit men who had achieved in sport. The Royal Fusiliers 23rd Bn was raised in London in September 1914 and joined the 99th Brigate, 33rd Division, at Clipstone Camp, Nottinghamshire, in July before moving to Salisbury Plain in August for the final elements of their training. The battalion was in France by November that year. It was disbanded in March 1920. CWGC - Arras Memorial (extract): 'commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918.'
CWGC, UKSDGW & Medal Index Card - Frederick Hodgetts WW1 Pension Ledgers - Frederick Hodgett British Red Cross Casualty Lists - Fred Hodgett British Red Cross & Order of St John Enquiry List: Enquiry dated 20 November 1918 in respect of Fred Hodgett of the 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers, serving with the BEF [presumed death] 23 March 1918. WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: parents Richard and Mary Hodgett, residence Bulwell. '23rd Reserve Bn Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsmen’s)', Fred W Ward pub. Sigwick & Jackson 1920
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