"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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  • British Army Major Devonshire Regiment

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    Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Temporary Captain East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Captain East Yorkshire Regiment

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    Born 1892

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

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    Born 1877

    Died 1916

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    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Born 1861

    Died 1956

    British Army Colonel Royal Engineers

    British Army Brigadier General Official Historian, Staff General Headquarters France

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    British Army Second Lieutenant South Lancashire Regiment

    British Army Acting Captain Devonshire Regiment

  • British Army Captain Devonshire Regiment

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    British Army Major Devonshire Regiment

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    British Army Captain Dorsetshire Regiment

  • British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Major Devonshire Regiment

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  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ernest Courtenay Crosse

    Born 1887

    Died 1955

    British Army Temporary Chaplain to the Forces, 1st Class Army Chaplain's Department Attached to the 8th and 9th Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Temporary Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, The Reverend Army Chaplain's Department

  • Born 1893

    British Army Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

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  • Born 1886

    British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

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