New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ?
Stations: ?, Broken Hill
Service: From 1911 to 24/08/1914. 3 years
Regimental Serial # 502
Headquarters 3rd Battalion AIF
Killed In Action at Lone Pine
ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli Peninsular
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Born: Orange, NSW, 1888
Died on: 9 August 1915
Cause: Battle wounds in the Battle of Lone Pine WW I
Funeral date: NIL
Funeral location: NIL
Buried at: K.I.A. & M.I.A.
Funeral location: NO FUNERAL. K.I.A. & M.I.A.
Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Police Barracks, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||W Hodder, Wottomandara, via Cowra, New South Wales|
|Enlistment date||24 August 1914|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Brigade Headquarters|
|Fate||Killed in Action 9 August 1915|
|Other details||War service: Egypt, Gallipoli|
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Hodder was attached to the Brigade Head Quarters and was hit about the end of June by a shell when in his dug out which blew off both his legs. His mate, Gordon Farnham, dressed his wounds and passed him on to the Dressing Station.
Informant heard that he was in Egypt and still alive.
Ref. Pte. G. A. Sergent, 1064,
1st A. G. Hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo ( 6. 12. 15 )
Informant says he was told that Hodder had his leg blown off. He cannot say who told him nor can he fix the date. Hodder was a policeman at Broken Hill and he and several policemen came down with informant to Adelaide to enlist. Hodder was at one time in the 3rd Bgde. Transport.
Ref: Pte. A. R. Perry, 525,
10 A.I.F. C. Co. Gezira Hospital, CAIRO 5.1.16
Informant received the following information from Bgde. H.Q.:-
Whilst Hodder was doing police duty on the beach at Anzac during July, a shell exploded in the dug-out almost severing both legs and arms from body. Was sent back to Egypt and believed to have died in Alexandria.
Ref: Pte. Tanner, 25,
3rd Bgde. H. Q. Al liayat Convalescent Home, Helouan, Cairo. 3.12.15
He and Pte D. Fisher were in Police Duty at Brigade headquarters on August 6 and were each hit by same shell. Hodder had one or both legs blown off and Fisher lost one or more limbs. Witness did not see this happen but heard it from mates and regarded it as absolutely ture, but could never find out what became of either of them subsequently.
About 5ft 10 or 11, fair, clean shave, enlisted in South Australia, stout build, about 12 or 13 stone.
Pte. A. A. Smith 1040 A Coy, 10, A.I.F., Malta 6.1.16
Both legs were blown off by a shell explosion whilst in his dug-out behind the trenches to the right of Lone Pine.
He died in the dressing station on the beach. Informant received the above account of Hodder’s death from J. Thomas, Stretcher-bearer, 10 A.I.F.
Ref: Sgt. Neave, 131, Sporting Club Hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo 10.1.16
Court of Inquiry held in France 7.9.17 found this soldier K. in A. on or about 9.8.15. No hospital admission nor place of burial available.
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