Private John Hodkinson

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Reference WMO/274957


Penninghame Old Churchyard

Princes Avenue

Newton Stewart



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to gravestone, which has fallen flat, face down, by 16 June 2014. The inscription is known from old MI's. Wigtownshire Free Press (26th April 1917): Word was received on Tuesday afternoon that Mr John Hodkinson of the Canadian contingent, has been killed in action at Vimy Ridge on Easter Sunday. Deceased was a son of the late Mr David Hodkinson, and served time in the Commercial Bank, Newton Stewart, afterwards proceeding to Canada where he joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of war. He was well known in football circles throughout Galloway, and his efforts frequently contributed to the success of the local club.
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In memory of Janet Patterson wife of Daniel Hodkinson who died 18th May 1894 aged 38 years also the above Daniel Hodkinson who died 5th June 1896 aged 48 years. Also their two sons James and William who died in infancy. Also their son Pte John Hodkinson 72nd Seaforth Highlanders (Canadians) who was killed in action at Vimy Ridge France 7th April 1917 aged 27 years.

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