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.|
|Given Names||Harold James|
|Birth Place||Somerset Tasmania|
|Occupation at Enlistment||Saw Mill hand|
|Date of Enlistment||2.8.1915|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years 3 months|
|Next of Kin||Mr A A Hodgetts|
|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
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
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
|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.
|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.