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Name: HODSON, John Stewart Falconer 'Sheller'

Birth Date: 5 Apr 1892 Newport, Fife

Death Date: 12 Sep 1945 Nairobi

First Date: 1906

Profession: Stock inspector, Nakuru

Area: Turbo Valley, Nakuru

Married: Marjorie Doyle/Oulton

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Drumkey, Barnes, North

War Service: Indian Army

General Information:

Drumkey 1909 Directory of Residents - J. Hodson, Nakuru
Nairobi City Park cemetery - John Stewart Hodson, died 12 Sep 1945 aged 53 Inscription: Captain J S F Hodson M.C. / 1891 - 1945 / one who never turned his back / but marched breast forward
Hut has J. Hodson 1908 Nakuru
Edinburgh Gazette 26 Apr 1921 Awarded the Military Cross. Capt. John Stewart Falconer Hodson, 48th Pnrs., I.A. For conspicuous gallantry on the 4th January 1921. His company was caught under a heavy fire from three directions whilst road-making. He returned the fire, but, as he had no cover, ordered his men to retire by sections. He remained until the last, and then himself carried a badly wounded man 300 yards to cover, in the performance of which he himself was wounded. He continued in command of his company till the end of the day, refusing to go to the ambulance. His conduct throughout the day was most praiseworthy.

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