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Sergeant John Robertson Hodge

8th Battalion Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles )
Service No: 8698

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William (25/02/1855-10/05/1936) and Elizabeth McGladerie Hodge (20/08/1850-1930). Husband of Isabella Hodge of 120 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge. They had 4 children - Isabelle Irvine Hodge (10/08/1908- ), Elizabeth McGladerie Hodge (24/02/1910- ), Jeanie Adamina Stewart Hodge (22/01/1912- ) and Marion Lindsay Hodge (27/08/1914- ). From the 1891 Census - Address - 15 Newland Land, Craignuek, Lanarkshire - William Hodge aged 37, Elizabeth Hodge aged 40, Agnes Hodge aged 11, Robert Hodge aged 10, John Hodge aged 9, William Hodge aged 6, boarder James Brown aged 23. From the 1901 Census - Address - 3b Hutchison St, Coatbridge -William Hodge aged 46, Elizabeth Hodge aged 50, Elizabeth Hodge aged 25, Agnes Hodge aged 21, Robert Hodge aged 20, John Hodge aged 18, William Hodge aged 16, Sarah Hodge aged 9, Mary Hodge aged 5

Born / Resided

Muirkirk, Ayrshire / 120 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 28/06/1915 at Gallipoli

Enlisted

Glasgow 1915

Employed

Iron Puddler

Age

33 / DOB - 18/12/1882

Buried / Remembered

Helles Memorial, Turkey

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare. The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who were lost at sea, in one of the troopships sunk off Gallipoli. Over 20,000 names are commemorated on this memorial.

Additional Information

John was a member of the Congregational Church. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Johns CWGC Grave Registration, his Helles Memorial Panel List and his Service Medal and Award Rolls

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