"Before Action: William Noel Hodgson and the 9th Devons"

"Before Action: William Noel Hodgson and the 9th Devons"

The book of this title by Charlotte Zeepvat - ISBN 1783463759 - tells the story of the poet William Noel Hodgson. After a childhood at vicarages in Thornbury (Glos) and Berwick, he was a King's Scholar at Durham School and won a scholarship to Christ Church Oxford. On the outbreak of war he was commissioned into the 9th (Service) Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment where he won a Military Cross at the Battle of Loos. He was killed at the Somme on 1st July 1916. This community aims to identify all those mentioned in the book which include his cousins, friends from school and university, and officers and men of the Devonshire Regiment. To share information, please email: gerrycostellofww @ gmail.com (remove spaces)

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    Born 1879

    Died 1918

    British Army 356419 Private Highland Light Infantry

  • Born 1893

    British Army Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Captain Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Born 1886

    British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Acting Captain Royal Engineers

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    Born 1893

    Died 1996

    British Army Lieutenant London Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant and Acting Captain London Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant and Acting Captain Attached Royal Naval Division

  • Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment

  • British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

    British Army Captain Devonshire Regiment

  • Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army PS/2431 Private Royal Fusiliers

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  • Profile picture for Percy Francis Gethin

    Born 1874

    Died 1916

    British Army 2976 Private London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

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    Born 1877

    Died 1916

    British Army Private Inns of Court Officers Training Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • British Army 5672 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • Died 1919

    British Army 1660 Corporal Herefordshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frank Weddell Smail

    Born 1892

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Chinese Labour Corps

    British Army Captain Corps of Military Accountants

  • Born 1887

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry attached Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry

    British Army Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry

  • Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Border Regiment

  • British Army Major Devonshire Regiment

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