This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2080
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion,
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 12.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Brook St, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Ann Hodge, 6 Session St, Dundee
More about John Hodge
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
John Hodge 3/2080 3rd Black Watch
YOUNG DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED AT YPRES.
Pte. John Hodge a Dundee member of the 3rd Black Watch, has been killed in the fighting at Ypres. The sad news was received by his widowed mother, whose sole support he was. Mrs Hodge, who resides at 17 Brook Street, some time ago received a letter stating that her son had been wounded, but had returned to the fighting line. When war commenced Hodge was employed as a millworker. For three years he had put in an annual period of training with the Black Watch. He was only twenty years of age.
Dundee Courier 10th December 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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