HODGKINSON, George Cedric

✟ Щ  Lt Yorks Regt., attached to ‘B’ Coy 8 Bn Y & L Regt. Volunteered in 1914. Gazetted 2/Lt May 1915. Wounded 1/7/1916 and died at Heilly, Nr Amiens, 4/7/1916 age 20. Grave; Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt l’Abbé, France. (SDT 10/7/1916 p7 Lt GC Hodgkinson Y & L of Rotherham, dies of wounds). See his article in WHW2W p 22.

Cross in Hathersage Church

The wooden cross from his grave in France now hangs in the Parish Church. He also appears on another memorial somewhere according to the inscription on Hathersage War Memorial.  b 1895 Rotherham.

One of six children, Vera, Enid, Monica, Geoffrey and one who died while still at school. Parents; Reginald Edward Hodgkinson JP & Margaret Jane. Educated at Clifton College, played 1st XI Cricket there in 1914.  He lived at Hazelford Hall and his family later lived at Moorseats, Hathersage.