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Percy HODGSON

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Surname: HODGSON

Forename(s): Percy

Place of Birth: Gisburn Forest, Yorkshire

Service No: 13771

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1916-10-13

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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).

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Private Percy HODGSON

Private Percy HODGSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: HODGSON

Forename(s): Percy

Born: Gisburn, Lancs

Residence: Long Preston, Yorks

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13771

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 13/10/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HODGSON

Forename(s): Percy

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13771

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 31

Awards:

Died Date: 13/10/1916

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hodgson, of Tosside, Long Preston, Yorks.

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

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Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

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08 December 1916

TOSSIDE – PRIVATE PERCY HODGSON KILLED

News was received on October 16th of Pte. Hodgson’s death from wounds he had had inflicted in France. He enlisted with Captain Tunstill’s men, and went out to France about 13 months ago. Private Hodgson was 21 years of age and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson of Stephen Moor Lodge, Tosside, with whom much sympathy is expressed in their sad bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson have two younger sons serving the Colours. Private Tom Hodgson has been spending a short furlough during this last week at home.

A memorial service was held at Mount Zion Chapel an October 29th. Mr. Sugden, of Keighley, occupied the pulpit, and at the close of his sermon made reference to Pte. Hodgson’s death. He was an old scholar at the Sunday School. A collection was taken in aid of the soldiers’ comforts, and amounted to £4 10s. 4d., including other subscriptions.

The lady members have been busy of late in making comforts for the lads who have gone from the district; 16 parcels have been made up and sent out.

12 March 1920

TOSSIDE – Fallen and Returned Soldiers Honoured

The demobilised soldiers of Tosside and their lady friends were entertained to supper in the Congregational Sunday School on Saturday evening by the members and friends connected with the chapel. After supper, a concert consisting of songs and recitations was sustained by a youthful company, and included two dialogues by L. and E. Hodgson, B. Bentham, E. Jackson, N. Moon, Joshua Hodgson and Mark Bentham. A highly enjoyable evening was spent.

On Sunday afternoon a memorial tablet was unveiled at a special memorial service held in memory of the six Tosside young men who did not return. The service was conducted by Mr. J. W. Andrews, of Sutton, and the tablet was unveiled by Mr. Joshua Hodgson and Mr. David Harrison, both of whom were wounded during the war. The tablet was placed in the chapel by the relatives of the late soldiers, and by members of the congregation and bears the following inscription:–

“In loving memory of the young men connected with this place of worship who died while serving their country during the Great War, 1914-18:– Nicholas Harrison, Percy Hodgson, Tom Hodgson, Rowland Robinson, Jess Lawson, Sam Lawson; also their age and date of death.” Here follows an appropriate verse.

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25 September 1914

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment:–

From Austwick – William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton – Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe – Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland – Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk – Leonard Fox.
Clapham – Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton – William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn – Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield – James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton – John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton – Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston – Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe – Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton – John Beckwith.
Malham – James Swinbank.
Newsholme – Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn – Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle – Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth – Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn – Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth – Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington – Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

08 December 1916

HODGSON – Died of wounds in France, Private Percy Hodgson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson, of Stephen Moor Lodge, Tosside, aged 31.

08 December 1916

TOSSIDE SOLDIER KILLED

News was received on October 16th that Private Percy Hodgson died of wounds in France. Private Hodgson enlisted along with Captain Tunstill’s men, and went out to France about thirteen months ago. Private Hodgson was 31 years of age, and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson, of Stephen Moor Lodge, Tosside, with whom much sympathy is expressed. It is worthy of note that Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson have two younger sons serving with the Colours. One is Private Tom Hodgson, who has been spending a short furlough during this last week at home.

A memorial service was held at Mount Zion Chapel, Tosside. Mr. Sugden, of Keighley, occupied the pulpit, and at the close of his sermon made reference to Private Hodgson’s death. He was an old scholar at the Sunday school. A collection was taken at the close of the service in aid of the Soldiers’ Comforts Fund, which amounted to £4 10s. 4d. The lady members have been busy of late in making comforts for the lads who have gone from the district. Sixteen parcels have been made up and sent out, and they consist of vests, cake, chocolate and cigarettes.

12 October 1917

In ever loving memory of Pte. Percy Hodgson, the beloved son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hodgson, who died of wounds October 13th, 1916.

Not dead to those who loved him,
Not lost but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still,
And will do ever more.
When all the toilsome journey o’er,
And all the weary voyage done;
Upon the happy heavenly shore
Once more the parted shall be one.

– From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

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