ATNOMIS Posted 21 February , 2018 Share Posted 21 February , 2018 (edited) Pals I have just bought HERBERT HODGKINSONTrio He is a local man remebered in The Church of St John the Divine, Burwardsley. My family plot is in the same church so my family would have know the family 1901 Living in 61 High Town Burwardsley Father Charles and Mother Ann elder sister Maggie. Herbert aged 5 1911 Herbert and Maggie were no longer living with the family home but an elder sister Mary aged 32 was. She was a domestic servant. The family had moved to Peckforton Gale Burwardsley Tattenhall Chester Mic Entered the the Balkans 17.11.1915 Name: Herbert Hodskinson Military Year: 1914-1915 Rank: Private Medal Awarded: 1914-15 Star Regiment or Corps: The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers Regimental Number: 26007 Previous Units: 8th Bn. Ches. Regt. Name: Herbert Hodskinson Military Year: 1914-1920 Rank: Private Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal Regiment or Corps: The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers Regimental Number: 56372 Previous Units: 8/Ches R. Pte. 26007, Ches R. Infantry Base Depot., 14/R.W. Fus. 56372, 14/R.W. Fus., 14/R.W. Fus. The War Diaries read 11th 4 18 Details under Maj Wheldon marched to CONTAY and VADENCOURT. The Battalion relieved the 6th Royal West Kents in support to the front line. Relief complete 2.45am (12.4.18). 21st 4 18 The Battalion received part of 17th RWF and part of the 17th Royal Scots in front line. Dispostions C on right D on the left. A & B coys in reserve, Relief complete 2.30 am (22 4 18) (maps attached) 22 4 18 The 113 Inf Bde attacked Zero hour 7.30 pm. Dispostions as per attached maps. Two companies C & D moved forward in their waves at zero hour at which time B coy moved ip and occupied the line vacated- Battn HQ & A coy remained Stationary. Over own barrage was somewhat ragged, The enemy put down a barrage very quickly near our front line. Their machine gun barrage was very accurate on our advancing lines and casualties were heavy. Neither company reached their first objective but were held up on a line about 150 yards in front of our orginal Line. The 16th RWF left flank only reached the sunken road in W 15 a consiquently C coy was withdrawn to the orgial line. D coy was relieved by a platoon of B coy in their line of shell holes about 150 x ahead of our orginal line, and liaison was made with the 19th DLI on the left. Page 311 During the action our officer 2nd Lt HUXLEY was killed. 2nd Lieut G oRICHARDS Died of Wounds and Lieut J G Webb and 2nd Lt M Evans were wounded Cpl Elias JONES (DCM,MM (bar)) died of wounds. The casualties au?????g other ranks were 5 killed 95 wounded and 14 missing. 23rd 4 18 Battalion relieved in their sector of the front line by18th Lancs Regt. Our completion of relief the dispostions were as follows : Battn HQ & A coy W 14 d B coy Support Line in W 14 d C&D coys in bank at W13d Burwardsley History Booklet - Tattenhall History Name: Herbert Hodskinson Birth Place: Burwardsley, Ches Residence: Burwardsley Death Date: 22 Apr 1918 Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Chester Rank: Private Regiment: The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers Battalion: 14th Battalion Regimental Number: 56372 Type of Casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Comments: Formerly 26007, Cheshire Regiment Edited 21 February , 2018 by ATNOMIS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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