The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Patrick George
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'B' Company, No. 7 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Sandstone, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- George Hodgins
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Ann Hodgins (nee Hassett)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi; Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp; X10 Party; Changi Gaol Camp.
- 'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Melbourne by ship; Melbourne-Perth. No details are known
Left: Bill Schmit 2/3 MG Btn.
Born 1914 Sandstone to George & Mary Ann Hodgins (nee Hassett) who married Sandstone 1913. George the eldest of five children, enlisted AIF 30 Oct 1940 later joining 2/4th’s ‘B’ Coy 7 Platoon under C.O. Lt Dean.
George left Singapore with work party ‘H’ Force Group No. 3 to work on Burma-Thai Railway. This Force endured many illnesses and deaths. George returned to Singapore to Sime Road Camp with Force. He was selected to work with X10 Party after which he was recovered from Changi Gaol Camp.
George Hodgins (Snr) died Gnowangerup 1934. His mother died 1954. Mary Ann Hodgins was an amazing woman who with her daughter maintained their farm whilst her sons were defending Australia.
George Hodgins died 5/6/1996 Seaton, South Australia aged 82 years.
George’s father, George (Snr) featured in the below Sandstone story – he was recorded playing football.
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Sime Road Camp - Singapore