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Sergeant John Ross Hodge

8th Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 8698

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Family Information

Son of William and Elizabeth Hodge. Husband of Isabella Hodge of 120 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge. Johns brother David Ross Hodge of the 19th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment was Killed in Action on the 20/09/1917. He is NOT on the Memorial but is remembered on the Muirkirk Roll of Honour

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

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)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home

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