|1. Memorial:||Helles Memorial||Panel 44 to 46.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.125|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||49C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Lt. Col. Joseph and Letty Hodgson; husband of Nancy Hodgson, of Kettlewell Hill, Woking, Surrey.
Education & Career :
Educated at Haileybury.
Lieutenant, Khartoum (1904).
Captain, Tantah, Egypt (1913).
He is recorded as being a keen sportsman and a fine shot. He is thought to have been the first man to shoot an Addax.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/Hampshire Regiment|
2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Mhow, India. Returned to England, arriving at Plymouth 22 December 1914. Moved to Romsey and on 13 February 1915 to Stratford-upon-Avon. 13 February 1915 : attached to 88th Brigade in 29th Division. Moved to Warwick. Sailed from Avonmouth on 29 March 1915 for Gallipoli, going via Egypt. Landed at Cape Helles on 25 April 1915. January 1916 : evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt. 20 March 1916 : landed at Marseilles for service in France.
|Action : Gallipoli|
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
The National Archives ** The Catalogue ** Full Details ** FO 383/97 Captain Hamilton Hodgson, Lincolnshire Regiment, attached to the Hampshire Regiment in the Dardanelles, reported missing: enquiry from his father, Martin, E. J. (ed.). 'The Lincolnshires at Omdurman, September, 1898. Diary of Lieutenant Hamilton Hodgson'. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 21:82 (1942), 70-82. Publisher: Society for Army Historical Research. ISSN 00379700.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Khartoum No. 2877 E.C.||Egypt|
|Joined :||Delta No. 3060 E.C.||Unknown|
7th January 1904
29th November 1906
12th November 1908
Joined Delta Lodge No. on 29th November 1913 from 2877.
Delta contribution records shows "Missing. Believed dead in Gallipoli"
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- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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