Monday, December 20, 2010

Corporal Joseph Hodges - 778430

According to his attestation papers dated January 17, 1916 at Mimico, Joseph Hodges, New Toronto, Ontario was born on November 7, 1888 in Worcestershire, England.  He listed his wife Jennie Hodges, New Toronto, Ontario has his next of kin.  He was a gardener and had no previous military experience.  He was 27 years and 2 months of age and stood 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion.  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a member of the 1st Canadian Railway Troops when he died on January 31, 1919 from influenza at the Military Hospital in Ripon.  He is buried in Harborne, St. Peter Churchyard, Warwickshire, England.  He was listed as the son of Walter and Sarah Ann Hodges, of Harborne, husband of Maria J. Hodges, of 3 Summerville Terrace, Harborne Park Rd., Harborne. 

 courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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