Roy Norman Clare HODGE


HODGE, Roy Norman Clare

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sub - Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Clare, South Australia, 23 June 1892
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Merchant Naval Officer
Died: Killed in action, Off the coast of Ireland , 13 January 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
Memorials: National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Navy, Sub - Lieutenant, SN Officer

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

On 13 January 1915, while on patrol, HMS Viknor sank in heavy weather without sending a distress call. It is assumed the ship struck a mine as she passed through  a minefield laid by the Germans. All  295 crew perished and many of their bodies washed ashore within days of her sinking.