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Forename(s): Graham Fletcher
Place of Birth: Wandsworth, Surrey
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Regiment / Corps / Service: Nigeria Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1916-06-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE
Graham Fletcher Hodgson (born 3 January 1880) was the son of James Price and Sophy Hodgson, née Phillips. Graham was baptized at St. John's Church, Battersea, Surrey, on the 18 February 1880. His father was born at Mayfair and mother at Brompton, Middlesex. Sophy died in 1885; James married Emily Freeston in 1886.
1881 Wandsworth, Surrey Census: Oriel Lodge, Upper Richmond Road - Graham F. Hodgson, aged 1 year, born Wandsworth, son of James P. and Sophy Hodgson.
1891 Northchurch, Hertfordshire Census: Charles Street - Graham Hodgson, aged 11 years, born Putney, Surrey. [Graham and his brother, Dudley, who was also there, were both boarders and scholars.]
Graham enlisted at London into the Imperial Yeomanry, 19 February 1900 and was discharged, 7 August 1901.
Graham was married to Evelyn Alice ( - ).
Graham Fletcher Hodgson was District Commissioner for (Southern) Nigeria. He served with the Nigeria Regiment from 18 September 1914 to 19 February 1916 when he resumed civil duties.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: T/Lieut G. F. Hodgson, attd Nigeria R. Theatre of War first served in: 4c [sic]. Date of entry therein: 2.8.14. Resumed Civil Duties.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: T/Lieut Graham Fletcher Hodgson, Special List, Headquarters & Attached [to] Nigeria Regiment. Theatres of war in which served: 5c [Cameroon] 18.9.14 - 19.2.16. Resumed Civil Duties.
A short biography of Graham is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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