(Service number 2/2642)

Aliases Also HODGINS
First Rank Gunner Last Rank Gunner


Date 29 October 1886 Place of Birth Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Totara Valley, Pleasant Point
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. HODGENS (mother), Coefin (Coolfin?), Rathdowney, Queen's County, Ireland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Reinforcements
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Field Artillery

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 6 February 1963 Age 76 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Crematorium, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Hodgens was born on 29 October 1886 in Ireland. By 1914 he was residing in South Canterbury. He was among the recruits passed by the medical men in Timaru in mid July 1915. A. Hodgens left for Trentham on 18 October, with South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements. He returned to New Zealnd by the “Marama” in October 1916. In 1918 Arthur married Elsie Elizabeth Hutchison. Their daughter Mollie served as a nurse in World War II. Arthur died on 6 February 1963 at Auckland, aged 76 years, and was cremated at Purewa. Elsie who died in 1976 was also cremated there.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; Timaru Herald, 14 July 1915, 18 October 1915 (Papers Past) [16 May 2020; 19 July 2020]; Purewa Cremation records [19 July 2020]

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