William John HODGON

HODGON, William John

Service Number: 446
Enlisted: 15 September 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, 14 June 1886
Home Town: Gladstone, Gladstone, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horsebreaker
Died: Illness, France, 28 November 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 446, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Involvement Private, 446, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Demosthenes embarkation_ship_number: A64 public_note: ''
18 May 1916: Embarked Private, 446, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
28 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, 446, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 446 awm_unit: 41st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1918-11-28

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

"For Duty Done."
Mrs. M. Hodgon, Cairns, received on Wednesday the badge issued to the mothers of soldiers. Two extra bars are attached to the badge, denoting that three sons have seen active service-Driver W. J.Hodgon, who died on November 28th last, after 2½ years' service. Pte. G. L. Hodgon (returned) and Despatch Rider C. V. E. Hodgon. The badge is an oval of blue enamel with the words in silver lettering "Issued by the Department of Defence to women of Australia, and below is a scroll bearing the words "For duty done." To this scroll the extra bars are attached; the whole being surmounted by a silver cross.

Son of Minne nee DREW and William HODGON

Commemorated in Old Atherton Cemetery