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   2nd Lieutenant Wilfred Hodge
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 99th Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 16/07/1898
Died: 24/04/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 19
Wilfred Hodge was a son of William Robert and Margaret Hodge. Wilfred was born on 16th July 1898 in Tyrone. The 1911 census records Wilfred as a 12 year old schoolboy. The family lived at Cabragh, Clananeese, Tyrone. Wilfred attended Dungannon Royal and was Captain of the school rugby team. He also played for Ulster in 1917-1918. His father was a farmer and merchant. Second Lieutenant Wilfred Hodge was with the 99th Squadron of the Royal Air Force when he died from gastric ulcers in Eastern Hospital, Cambridge on 24 April 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Killeeshil St. Paul Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: North-East part
CWGC Casualty 661741
St. Paul's Killeeshil Church Of Ireland Churchyard lies midway between Dungannon and Ballygawley. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 33
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Hodges' family Lists 'Wilford' as age 2 living with the family at house 6 in Cabragh, Clonaneese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hodge family Lists Wilfred as age 12 living with the family at house 13 in Cabragh, Clonaneese, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Air Ministry record can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Wilfred Hodge's headstone can be purchased here.
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