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James Hodgen
  Occupation   Plater's Boy  
  Regiment   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion  
  Service No. - Rank   3481 - Private  
  Date of Death   20th October 1918 aged 22  
  Remembered   Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72.  
  CWGC Certificate   Click to Download  

James was born in 1896 of parents James and Rebecca Hodgen, 118 Castlereagh Road, Belfast. He is the second eldest of 4 children namely John, James, Margaret and Jamiah. In 1911 Mr Hodgen was recorded as a printer compositor whilst James was a plater’s boy. James initially served in the Balkans before transferring to France. He was killed in action on 20 October 1918 and is buried at the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. There is an article regarding James I n the McQuiston church magazine dated December 1918 below. James’ mother received a War Gratuity of £24 and 10 shillings.