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Forename(s): William Atkinson
Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 1970
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 23.
CWGC Cemetery: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
William Atkinson Hodgson was the son of Christopher and Annie Hodgson, née Atkinson. Both parents were born at Ingleton, Yorkshire.
1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Back Gate - William A. Hodgson, aged 4 years, born Ingleton, son of Christopher and Annie Hodgson.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Laburnam Cottages - William Hodgson, aged 14 years, born Ingleton, son of Christopher and Annie Hodgson.
William's sister, Ruby, married Able-Seaman Beauford Henry Creed (R/4944) (q.v.) in 1917.
The British Army Service Record for William Atkinson Hodgson exists but may be incomplete.
William is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte W. A. Hodgson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William A. Hodgson, 6/1970, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915. Died of Wounds: 5 July 1916.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (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 William Atkinson HODGSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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