Charles Jamieson HODGETTS


HODGETTS, Charles Jamieson

Service Number: 2636
Enlisted: 6 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Somerset, Tasmania, Australia, 11 April 1896
Home Town: Yarra Junction, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Yarra Junction State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Sawmiller
Died: Killed in action, France, 29 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yarra Junction War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2636, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
18 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2636, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
18 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2636, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2636, 57th Infantry Battalion

Charles Hodgetts

Charles was my maternal grandmothers first cousin. Her name was Ida Mabel Davies, her father Crawford Davies was Charles mother Jane Davies sister.

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother 1398 Private Harold James Hodgetts 29th Battalion was killed in action on 1 December 1916 at Le Transloy.

From his Red Cross File, “I knew Casualty.  He was a well built man, 5’10”, dark complexion about 26 years of age.  Casualty was in the Front Line at Bullecourt.  He was going from the trench to position on the Railway line, when a M.G. bullet penetrated his chest killing him instantly.  I was a few yards away from him at the time of his death.  I carried him into a Shell Hole and he was left there until next day when he was buried.  A cross with his Name, Number and Unit on it was erected over his grave.”

Informant: 3409 Hefford Pte, 57 Battalion.