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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Hodge J H     Pte    2704    Henry John             21 Inf Bn    18    Ironturner    Single    Meth       

Address:    Ascot Vale, Munro St, 14   

Next of Kin:    Hodge, Mary, Mrs, mother, 14 Ascot Vale Rd, Flemington   

Enlisted:    15 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     RMS Moldavia 5 Oct 1915  

Awards:  Military Medal


Recommendation for Military  Medal 9 September 1918

Second Australian Machine Gun Battalion, 2704 Sergeant John Henry Hodge.

During the attack on MONT ST QUENTIN on 1st September, 1918, this NCO showed great daring and disregard of danger in reconnoitring for MG positions.  We discovered an enemy MG post which was holding up the infantry.  He bravely mounted his gun on the parapet and opened fire on the nest, although he was exposed to heavy MG fire and persistent close sniping at the time.  He also directed a rifle bomber on to the spot and then as the enemy fled from the bombs everyone was accounted for by Sgt Hodge's machine gun.  This action was done under hot fire and demanded courage and initiative.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

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