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Place of Birth: Gisburn Forest, Yorkshire
Service No: 13771
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Div. 3. L. 6.
CWGC Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ARNCLIFFE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: DALEHEAD, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SLAIDBURN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: TOSSIDE, YORKSHIRE
Percy Hodgson was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hodgson, née Robinson and brother of Private Tom Hodgson (26671) (q.v.). Their father was born at Gisburn Forest and mother at Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire. Percy and Tom were cousins of: Private Robert Hodgson (28391) (q.v.); Private Thomas Hodgson (32388) (q.v.); Private Rowland Robinson (235477) (q.v.); Private John Hodgson (29749).
1891 Gisburn Forest, Yorkshire Census: Dickenson Height - Percy Hodgson, aged 5 years, born Gisburn Forest, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hodgson.
1901 Dale Head, Yorkshire Census: Halsteads - Percy Hodgson, aged 15 years, born Gisburn Forest, Yorkshire. [Percy was employed by Robert William Paley, Farmer.]
1911 Rylstone, Yorkshire Census: Bucker House - Percy Hodgson, aged 25 years, born Tosside, Yorkshire. [Percy was employed by James Metcalfe, Farmer.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Percy Hodgson, 13771, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915. Died of Wounds: 15 [sic] October 1916.
Short biographies of Percy are included in:
‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
‘In Love, In Gratitude, In Remembrance - Remembering the Men & Women of Slaidburn, Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge, Dale Head & Tosside’ by Margaret Brenchley (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Percy HODGSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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