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Sec Lt. H.B. Hodges.

Attached 2nd Btn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

KIA on 18 April 1915

2nd Lt. Hodges was the younger son of Mr. J. F. W. Hodges JP. He was only 19 years of age and was educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and Sandhurst. He was a noted athlete; last year (1914) he won the pubic school championship at Aldershot in the light weights. He was posted to the KOYLI on 23rd December last and went to the front in the middle of March. A prominent Ulster Volunteer and for a time instructor to the Newtowncrommelin Coy of the UVF. His brother Lt. J. F. Hodges, was wounded on the day that 2nd Lt. Hodges went into the trenches.

Ballymena Observer May 7. 1915.

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