Pte. William Hodgson collector documents (youtube video)

Pte. William Hodgson collector documents (youtube video)

Postby kerchi » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:46 am

Here's an interesting set of collectors documents/photos of Private William Hodgson from Keswick who died during (or as a result of action in) the Battle of Arras 1917. His body was never found, he has no known grave but is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

The video shows the Keswick War Memorial and Peace Celebration Committee document (inc. extracts of their trust deeds) regarding monies that were given to 22 children of Keswick that lost a father during the war. One of the children (of the 22) was most likely the child of William Hodgson shown in the postcards/photos in the video.

These items were bought for £1 from a car boot sale. An interesting and lucky find.

In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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