Rank or Title
Date of Birth
12 Jul 1892
Date of Death
3 Nov 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte George James Hodge, 36994, 4th Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action on November 3rd, 1917, near Gaza during the Egypt-Palestine campaign. He had initially been reported wounded and missing on that date.
He had enlisted in the Army Service Corps in September 1916 and went to the Eastern Front at Easter 1917. There he was transferred to the Essex Regiment.
Son of George and Florence Annie Hodge, of 77 Duke Street, Luton, he had been employed as an iron moulder at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road. He had married Lily Violet Farr at St Paul's Church, Luton, on May 22nd, 1915, and the couple had a daughter, Ivy Lavinia, born in 1916.
Lily, daughter of Henry and Sarah Farr, of 30 May Street, Luton, died at home from tuberculosis at the age of 25 on June 24th, 1918. She had been employed at the cocoa works in Dallow Road.