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William Henry Hodgson

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Hodgson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ace AWMM
    • Bill Hodgson AWMM
  • Service number
    36269 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 September 1920 AWMM Frankton JunctionWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1940 AWMM
    Battle of Britain AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    36269 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      5 December 1940 - Declared medically unfit to fly AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harry Hodgson, J.P. and of Leonora May Hodgson (nee Parker), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

    Accepted on a short service commission with RNZAF 26 June 1939.

    William Hodgson was the brother of James Robert Hodgson (438552) who died on active service in New Zealand

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 March 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Saffron Walden Cemetery, Essex, England AWMM Compt. 40. Grave 8. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Always in my thoughts cousin Bill. Remembering you with love and thanks.
    Public - Joanne Embleton Taylor - Other relative - 27 April 2017
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  • Always remembered with pride by Your New Zealand Relatives
    Public - Maryanne - Direct descendant - 7 July 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 210-213 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 May 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
15 August 2019kelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
22 January 2018GeoffreyTilbury, EnglandResearcher
27 April 2017Joanne Embleton TaylorBrisbane AustraliaOther relative
07 July 2016MaryanneMasterton NZDirect descendant

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