The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hodgson
First Name:
Leonard Sydney
Nick Name:
Tim
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9231
Classification:
Rangetaker
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
20.08.1919
Place of Birth:
London, England
Father's Name:
John Henry Hodgson
Mothers's Name:
Minna Bertha Hodgson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairy Farmer
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A8, Row D, Grave 13, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma Green force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
2902
Cause of Death:
Post Leg Amputation and Toxaemia
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
24.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 13 Khonkan

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15.2.1942 and was admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back. Discharged to unit on 20.2.1942.
Evacuated to Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp on 4.7.1943. His left leg was amputated below the knee as a result of tropical ulcers. The leg was re-amputated above the knee.

‘Tim’ Hodgson’s parents and 2 older brothers were (possibly residing) in Germany at the outbreak of WW1. His mother and brothers managed to leave and return to England. His father John Henry Hodgson was imprisoned in a civilian camp near Berlin throughout the war.

Hodgson, Tim
Hodgson, Tim

 

Read the story of Pte. Tim Hodgson WX9231

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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