Captain William F Hodgson MC

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09 Mar 2013

  • France and Germany Star medal
  •  Military Cross medal
  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

William Frederick Hodgson was granted an emergency commission into The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in April 1943, after completing his officer cadet training, as a Second Lieutenant.

He volunteered for airborne forces, transferring to The Parachute Regiment in September 1943 and qualified as a military parachutist on course 82 which ran at RAF Ringway in September 1943. The jump records record ‘Real drive energy, fine leader, fine performer.’

2Lt Hodgson was posted to 2 Platoon, A Company, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion and jumped into Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944.

In August 1944 Lt Hodgson was awarded a Military Cross for holding his position on the first day of the Normandy campaign ‘with great gallantry and resource’.

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William  F Hodgson

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  • Citation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt W F Hogdson, 1944.

    Citation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt W F Hogdson, 1944.

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