Hodges, John Edward “Jack”

Regimental Number: 4249; 209430; 559797; WR/194806
Rank: Sapper
Branch: London Regiment; Rifle Brigade; Royal Engineers

John was born in England in 1882. During the war, he served in Egypt and Palestine; at one point he spent time in a hospital where Edith Hibbs was matron. In June of 1920, John married Ethel Hulme in London, England. John had traveled in Canada as a young man, so when hard times threatened Britain after the war, he brought his wife and their small daughters, Peggy and Irene, to Canada. They settled in the Flying Shot Lake area in 1926. John filed on a homestead at 21-70-7-W6. He died on September 18, 1953 and was buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 154; see biographical notes in surname files