Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hodges
Initials:   C.A.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  774177
Notes:   CMP. 108 Pro Coy. 4/2/31 enlisted in the Royal Artillery, Territorial Army for 4years at Chichester, born Horsham, 3/8/1908, occupation errand boy, 9/5/1929 to discharge para 193 (3) TAR. 4/2/1931 he re enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 25/1/41 transferred to CMP. 14/4/45 Died. He was born in Sussex and resided in Brighton. Unit War Diary WO 171/7820, 15/4/45 L/Cpl Hodges killed in a traffic accident at Hoya. Casualty List 1742, Western Europe, Accidentally Killed, 14/4/1945. Inscription on gravestone: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Charles Alfred Hodges. Extract from West Sussex County Times, 11/5/45. Killed on the Western Front. Lance Corporal Charles Hodges elder son of Mr and Mrs G Hodges, 26 Stanley Street, Horsham has been killed in action on the Western Front. L/Cpl Hodges who was in the regular Army, serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1930 until he was put on the reserve in 1937. Part of his service was spent in India at the time of the Quetta earthquake when he helped in the rescue. At the outbreak of war he was removed from the reserve to the Corps of Military Police with which he was serving when he was killed. During the time he was out of the Army he was employed by Messrs. M kay, Ltd. Horsham. He is survived by his father and mother and his wife and two daughters, the latter who reside at Higham, Kent. his two brothers are in the Army and his brother in law is a prisoner of war.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th April 1945
Company: 108 PRO COY
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