The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hodgins
First Name:
Patrick George
Nick Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9350
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'B' Company, No. 7 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
17.12.1945
DOB:
30.04.1914
Place of Birth:
Sandstone, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Hodgins
Mothers's Name:
Mary Ann Hodgins (nee Hassett)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi; Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp; X10 Party; Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Melbourne by ship; Melbourne-Perth. No details are known

General Description

George Hodgins wedding
George Hodgins wedding (George Far Rt).

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.

 

Please read further about the men from the Gnowangerup area.

 

 

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.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
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