This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Nicoll Hodge
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: SPTS/1524
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 23rd Battalion, City of London Regiment
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 39
- Date of Death: 27.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 8C, 9A & 16A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 11 Forfar Rd, Dundee
More about Robert Nicoll Hodge
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Robert Nicoll Hodge SPTS/1524 Sportsman’s Battalion Royal Fusiliers
HODGE___Killed in action, 27th July, Robert Nicoll Hodge, Sportsman’s Battalion Royal Fusiliers, younger son of the late David Hodge, Esq., sub-editor, Dundee Advertiser.
Dundee Courier 17th August 1916
Forfarshire Soldier Killed.
Mr Robert N. Hodge was killed in action in France on the 27th of last month. Mr Hodge, a son of the late Mr David Hodge (a native of Montrose), for many years chief sub-editor of the “Dundee Advertiser”, was a native of Dundee, where he served his engineering apprenticeship with Messrs W. B. Thompson. Later he went to sea as an engineer, and served on three Dundee ships. He served for some years as a draughtsman at Fairfield Shipbuilding Yard. He returned to Dundee some six years ago, after two years’ farming in Canada. He was aged about 40.
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review 18th June 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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