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

Holdgson 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 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
A young Tim Hodgson on the family farm, Denmark.

 

Read the story of Pte. Tim Hodgson WX9231

 

Above: Albany Advertiser November 1940

 

 

Read Denmark War Memorial.

Camp Locations:

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