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Sergeant Henry Hodges

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Henry (Harry) Hodges

Ancestor's date of birth: 1868

Ancestor's date of death: 1940

Cause of Death: age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was a saddler in Narrandera, NSW

Service Number: 1247

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Narrandera

Unit: 'A' Coy NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 92 and 154

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and Fifth New South Wales

Ship: SS Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Other Boer War Service: Following service with NSW Imperial Bushmen he served on with the 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen. He was promoted to Saddler Sergeant

Memorial details: Kameruka Cemetary NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Afriva Medal with Cape Colony, TVL,OFS, Rhodesia, KSA with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 with NSWIB in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). May 1901 - May 1902 with 3 NSWIB in west then east Transvaal under Ingouville Williams then west Transvaal under Ian Hamilton.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on the SS Aurania May 1902 (listed as Hodgins). No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Glenn a'Court, Leichhardt NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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