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Maurice Hodgson, 4th Morecambe (Parish Church) Troop

Morecambe War Memorial

Baptism: 11 Apr 1897
Holy Trinity, Poulton-le-Sands, Lancashire
Maurice Hodgson – [Child] of Alfred Hodgson & Sarah (Edmondson)
Abode: 29, Green St.
Occupation: Carter
Baptised by: H. Dams

Census 1911:

29 Green Street, Morecambe

Father Alfred Hodgson, a Carter born in Heysham. Maurice one of six children.

Census form completed and signed by Maurice aged 13 . . .


Maurice Hodgson
Cpl. Maurice Hodgson

Corporal 2883 1st/5th Bn., King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Tuesday 15 August 1916 . Age 19 .
Brother of Daniel Hodgson, of 5, Leyster St., Morecambe, Lancs.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B

Source Lancaster Guardian date 26 August, 1916 page 6, no photo

Hodgson Maurice Corporal 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, 1916, age 19, address 35 Green Street, Morecambe, employed by Mr H T Walker, ironmonger, Regent Road, Morecambe. Son of Mr Alfred Hodgson.

Source: Morecambe Visitor and Heysham Chronicle Report dated 10 Feb 1915. Photo included

Maurice’s great niece has provided some photos of his medals and memorabilia.

Maurice Hodgson
Victory medal
Death in service medal
On Blackpool beach, Maurice – far right
War medal

Report: Boy Scouts from Morecambe serving with the forces. Includes photographs of Maurice HODGSON and Tom EDMONDSON both of Green St Morecambe who were later killed.

Source: Morecambe Visitor and Heysham Chronicle Report dated Photo included

MAURICE HODGSON 38 Green Street Morecambe. Worked for H T Walker Ironmonger of Regent Road. He served with the 5th King’s Own and his parents received a letter from the Quartermaster of the Regiment.

Information from Lancaster Military History Group (Reveille)

Lancaster Guardian, August 26, 1916

Morecambe Heroes.

News has been received that Corpl. Maurice
Hodgson, 5th King’s Own, has been killed in
action. He is a son of Mr. Alfred Hodgson, of
38, Green-street, Morecambe, and enlisted in
September, 1914, and went to the front in France
in April of this year. Before enlisting he was
employed by Mr. H. T. Walker, ironmonger,
Regent-road. He is 19 years of age.

Pte. Wm. Houghton, Black Watch, son of
Mrs. Houghton, of 70 Euston-road, Morecambe,
is also reported killed. At the commencement of
the war he was serving in the West Riding Police
Force and obtained leave to join the colours last
November. After training a little over four
months at Nigg in Scotland, he was drafted to

Pte. Thomas Edmondson, son of Mr. John
Edmondson, of Green-street saw mills, and “The
Alders, Lamplough-street, is also reported

Maurice Hodgson CWGC