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Whilst searching my soldiers MICs I came across my next door neighbours G/fathers card HODGKISS F 16944 LOYAL NORTH LANCS, in action taken it says "COMMISSION" do I take it that he was promoted in the field ? He won the Military Cross therefore he had to be an officer, and would another card exist for him? cannot find one on either Ancestry or NA sites. All help accepted. Cheers Ralph.

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From the Gazette

2nd Lt. Frederick Hodgkiss, 3rd Bn., N.

Lanc. R, attd. 2/4th Bn. (T.F.).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to

duty during three days' fighting. In an

attack on a village he collected and organised

a, number of men belonging to another company

and led them forward with his platoon.

Later he dashed up to an enemy machine

gun, and with their own stick grenades

wounded all the crew, personally throwing

forty grenades and accounting for seven of

the enemy. He set a fine example to all

around him.

No help with the MIC, sorry.

Regards,

Garry

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Description Medal card of Hodgkiss, F

Corps Regiment No Rank

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 16944 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/9

I will do a quick check on Ancestry for you.

Edit, he has 1 medal card on there, and he's ranked as private, maybe he has another card somewhere, i haven't got the hang of posting images yet but i could email it to you if you pm'd me.

There are also MIC's for a Robert Hodgkiss and a Harold Hodgkiss of the same regiment if they mean anything to you.

Ellie

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Thanks Ellie, got that card but where is the MC one ? that is the bone of contention. Regards Ralph.

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I dont think there would be an MC MIC just the one for his medals as an officer if he was qualified and he applied for them!!!. The OR card presumably is for a star.

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Ive not seen a MIC for a MC ever

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Welshdoc the card for his 1914-15 star is the one i found, i was hoping to find the other "normal" MIC but haven't so far.

Coldstreamer i think Ralph means the "normal" MIC too, sometimes i have seen MC on them where they have the medals awarded, if that makes sense.

Ellie

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Certainly the award of an MC is sometimes seen on a MIC but there is not a MC MIC analgous to the MM card as far as I know.

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Name: HODGKISS, FREDERICK

Initials: F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd/4th Bn.

Age: 32

Date of Death: 08/10/1918

Awards: M C

Additional information: Husband of Sarah Ann Hodgkiss, of 170, Egerton St., Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancs.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 24.

Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC

Looks like he died just a few weeks before the war ended.

Ellie

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To everybody, many thanks for all the replies, just thought that his MC might have been noted on his MIC somewhere along the line, as an aside thanks to another member just discovered his name on Farnworth War Memorial which my neighbour knew nothing about. Regards Ralph.

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Yes Ralph it's a shame it wasn't noted on his MIC, and you're welcome it's what the forum's all about.

Ellie

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