HODGSON, George

Known as: 
Ginger
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2764113
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Lance Corporal George Hodgson MM, 3 troop, was killed during operations at Amfreville.  

In his book Storm from the Sea, Brig Peter Young states " Whilst I was visiting 3 troop, a random shell mortally wounded LCpl Hodgson who did not live to wear the MM he had won on D Day."

Citation for the award of the Military Medal:
" 6th June 1944 on the landing beach at La Breche when his section commander was wounded and unable to continue in advance from the beach, this man showed great coolness when under heavy mortar fire in rallying the section. During the attack on Le Plein on 8th June 1944 he again showed great courage when on recce patrol by exposing himself to enemy fire in order to find their position. During the attack he showed great courage and killed several of the enemy." (ref L.G.Supplement 36679 page 4049)
 
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