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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Darnall, Sheffield, Yorks
Joseph and Louisa Hodgkinson had a family of 4 children all born in Darnall, Sheffield, Walter, Ada, Joseph and James. Shortley after the birth of James in 1884, the family moved to Worksop, living at 14 Carlton Road. By 1901, James was the only child still living with his parents, where both he and his father, were working as miners and now at 4 Gateford Road. In 1904 James married Mary Jane Bingham and set up home at 47 John Street. The following year, there were two family events of different types, James had fathered a child, named James Aubrey and then his mother Louisa died age 54.
26 Sep 1917
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836819 - CWGC Website
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Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. James Hodgkinson Worksop Guardian 5 October 1917 Another fine type of soldier to die in action is Pte. James Hodgkinson, R. M. P.., Sherwood Foresters, who resided at 47, John Street, Worksop, and was killed in action on September 26th. Pte Hodgkinson, who was 38 years of age, enlisted in May, 1915, and previously employed as a miner at Shireoaks Colliery. He leaves a widow and two children, with whom sincere sympathy of the town’s people is expressed. The deceased soldier was the youngest son of Mr. Joseph Hodgkinson, Travellers Rest yard, and was well known and much respected as being a diligent workman and a good citizen. He was a member of the Rescue Team of the Notts. And Derbyshire Collieries- a team of picked and capable men chosen for rescue work in case of a pit explosion. In this work, Mr. Hodgkinson, as he then was, took much interest. He was an early and ardent supporter of the “Chums” association, and worked enthusiastically in the cause, little thinking, perhaps, that the time would come when he also would be in the ranks. Enlisting in the Territorial’s, he was one of the Worksop men who took part in the Irish Rebellion, and narrowly escaped serious injury in the fighting in Dublin. Seven months ago he was drafted to France, and during that time he had taken part in much of the heavy fighting. The circumstances under which he met his death were not known at the time of writing, but we may be sure that he faced them bravely, and with the one determination to do his duty.
CWG additional information:- Husband of Mary Jane Hodgkinson, of 47, John St., Worksop, Notts. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    James Hodgkinson - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett