(Service number 3/2753)
|First Rank||Temporary Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||28 November 1888||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane Reid Crow (mother) 173 King Edward St, Sth Dunedin, NZ|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps|
|Transport||Mokoia or Navua or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Medical Corps|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||21 May 1919||Age||30|
|Place of Death||United Kindom|
|Cause||Accidental death on active service (railway accident)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
First rank was listed as Temporary Lance Corporal. Douglas Hodgson was the son of Jane Reid Hodgson (now Crow) and the late Thomas Hodgson, of 173 King Edward St., South Dunedin, NZ.
The Timaru Herald of 29 May 1919 reported on Hiodgson's accidental death:
"Word was recieved in Timaru yestercay that Pte. Douglas Hodgson had been accidentally killed in London. Douglas Hodgson left Timaru with the 22nd Reinforcements, and was attached to the Ambulance Corps. Prior to enlisting he was manager of the Timaru branch of Messsrs A. and T. Burt, Ltd, and for the puropse of gaining greater experience in tlhe business of his firm he had obtained special leave to enable him to spend some months at their London office. A clean living and popular young man, he was a general favourite in all athletic circles. He was an enthusiastic rower, being for some time one of the mainstays of the Timaru Club, having held the positions of club captain, secretary and treasurer. News of his untimely death under such tragic circumstances was learned with deep feeling by his many Timaru friends."
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database; "Personal Items" in the Tiamru Herald on 29 May 1919, courtesy of Paperspast at https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ ; SCROll web submission by J Sutherland
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