Heritage > HODGETTS Harold James: 1893-1916, KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.

Harold James HODGETTS

Harold James HODGETTS was born in Somerset Tasmania he went to school in Yarra Junction and worked as a mill hand
1398 Private Harold James HODGETTS was 23 when he was killed by a shell whilst fighting in France. No Known Grave.
Poppy lestweforgetFamily Name HODGETTS
Given Names Harold James
Birth Date 1893
Birth Place Somerset Tasmania
Occupation at Enlistment Saw Mill hand
Date of Enlistment 2.8.1915
Age at Enlistment 22 years 3 months
Service Number(s) 1398
Next of Kin Mr A A Hodgetts
Embarkation Embarkation Roll
Address at Enlistment Yarra Junction
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from Melbourne Victoria on board HMAT Ascanius A1, 10 November 1915
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 29 Infantry Battalion – 1 to 6 Reinforcements (November 1915 – April 1916)
Fate Killed in Action
Australia War Memorial Roll, Panel Number Panel 115

Roll of Honour name projection

Harold James Hodgetts’ name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory

Date of Death 1.12.1916
Place of Death or Wounding Le Transloy Somme FRANCE
Age at Death 23
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Red Cross Files Yes
Medals 1914/15 Star Medal
British war Medal
Memorial plaque
Memorial scroll
Victory Medal
Where the Australians Rest
Local Rolls of Honour Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows: Upper Yarra Museum


Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL


Yarra Junction School 3216 : Yarra Junction Primary

Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Enlisted

Memorial Tree Yes
AIF Data Base Harold James HODGETTS

Family & Early Life

Harold Hodgetts was the third son of Alman Albert and Jane [Davies] from Yarra Junction, recorded CWG 25 Chestnut St Murrumbeena.

Harold went to school at Yarra Junction and he worked locally as a millhand.

Harold was a member of the Launching Place Rifle Club for 12 months before enlistment.

Military Service

After enlistment James spent 5 months training at Seymour.

He was posted to Egypt for 5 or 6 months before fighting in France. He was killed by a shell and has no known grave.

His brother Private Charles Jamison 2636 was KIA 29.9.1918 in France.


Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland, 1999.

School Days at the Junction, 1894-1994,

Rifle clubs of the Yarra Valley, David Rapley 2004.