"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 Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

    British Army Captain Devonshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Arthur James Dingle

    Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Temporary Captain East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Captain East Yorkshire Regiment

  • British Army Major Devonshire Regiment 9th Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Devonshire Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Border Regiment

  • Born 1861

    Died 1956

    British Army Colonel Royal Engineers

    British Army Brigadier General Official Historian, Staff General Headquarters France

  • Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment

  • Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army PS/2431 Private Royal Fusiliers 21st Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for Cecil Edward Chesterton

    Born 1879

    Died 1918

    British Army 356419 Private Highland Light Infantry

  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Percy Francis Gethin

    Born 1874

    Died 1916

    British Army 2976 Private London Regiment 28th lond Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • British Army Major Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army Retired List

  • Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Born 1886

    British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Acting Captain Royal Engineers

  • British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Chinese Labour Corps

    British Army Captain Corps of Military Accountants

  • Profile picture for Cyril Harry Shepard

    Born 1877

    Died 1916

    British Army Private Inns of Court Officers Training Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Born 1887

    Died 1915

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

    British Army Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for Frank Weddell Smail

    Born 1892

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 7th Battalion (Territorial)

  • British Army 5672 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Gerald Howard Eardley-Wilmot

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 9th Battalion