Hodgson John William Gunner 917057

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Name Hodgson John William
Army number 917057
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 4/1/1907.
Age 61 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 3/1/1941. Posted to 74th Field Regiment (although entry on Tracer Card has been deleted). Posted to 125th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery 31/8/1941. (The 125th Field Regiment had been converted to 125th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery). Posted overseas 25/10/1941. Declared MISSING in Malaya 15/2/1942. Taken Prisoner of War when Singapore was surrendered 15/2/1942. Recovered from Japanese PoW Camp. Returned to the UK. Posted to Y List - Japanese - 15/11/1945. Granted Y Release 17/2/1946. Relegated to the Z. T. Reserve 31/5/1946. Demobilised.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942.
Died/Killed in action Died 24/3/1964 at Sunderland. Probate granted 29/4/1964 at Durham Registry.
Home address In the 1911 Census he is shown as 3 years old, living with his parents, John and Caroline, at Dock House, North Docks, Sunderland. Married Mary L. Willis in April 1933 at Sunderland. In the 1939 Register he is listed as married and working as a Shipyard Labourer.
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