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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Albert Hodges -

Unknown person Name : Albert Hodges.

Parents unknown

Born Brierley Hill, Birmingham. Date unknown
Married 16 April 1916, Beatrice Alice Milligan, St Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
  Census Information :

not located on Census returns

  Service details :

L/Cpl 13228 Albert Hodges, 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards.

Enlisted at Oswestry, Shropshire.
Casualty Details :

Died : 13 June 1916

Buried at : Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial
St Blasius' Church, Shanklin, Roll of Honour
St Paul's Church, Shanklin, War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, April 21, 1916
Page 5

WEDDING. - The wedding took place on Sunday last at St. Paul's Church, Shanklin, of Miss Beatrice Alice Milligan, youngest daughter of Mrs. James Milligan, late of Ventnor, and Corpl. A. Hodges, of the 3rd Grenadier Guards. The bride was attired in a French grey costume and white silk blouse with white picture hat. The bridesmaid, Miss Rose Milligan, sister, was attired in a Navy costume and rose velvet hat with feather to match. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Tom Milligan, and the duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr. P. Haynes, of Ventnor. The wedding was a quiet but pretty one. The bridegroom is on a short leave from the front.


Friday, September 22, 1916 Page 1

Mr. Manley having resigned the position of "Pier Master" at the Ventnor Pier, the Committee have elected Mrs. Hodges to the post. Mrs. Hodges is a native of Ventnor, and the widow of Corpl. Albert Hodges, 3rd Grenadier Guards, who died in Belgium while on active service on June 13th.


Friday, October 13, 1916 Page 2

Ventnor District Council

The Pier Committee reported that Mrs. Manley, Pier Attendant, tendered her resignation as and from the 23rd ult., and as the matter was urgent, a special meeting was held and Mrs. Hodges was appointed to the position at the same wages as Mrs. Manley, but subject to one month's notice on either side.
Mr. Tory said there was no time to waste in this matter, and Mrs. Hodges was appointed temporarily until the next Council meeting. He moved the Council confirm the action of the Committee. Mr. Brading seconded and it was carried.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, May 18, 1917 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.

The Pier Committee reported having received an application from Mrs. Hodges, Pier Attendant, for an increase in wages, and recommended that the same be increased to £1 per week during such time as the concert parties are performing on the pier. Mr. Tory, who proposed the adoption of the recommendation, said it was felt that Mrs. Hodges should receive this increase by reason of the long hours she put in while concert parties were on the pier. Mr. Sheppard seconded and the proposition was carried.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, June 15, 1917 Page 3

In loving memory of my dear husband, Corporal Albert Hodges, 3rd Grenadier Guards, who died June 13th, 1916, at Ypres, Belgium.
Too far away thy grave to see,
But not too far to think of thee.


Friday, May 23, 1919 Page 2

MRS. HODGES, formerly Pier Mistress at Ventnor, has received an appointment in the box office at Ryde Pier in connection with Mr. Pinder's entertainments, which commence on June 2nd.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 29 April 2013 (added newspaper reports)


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