William Hodgetts was married to Emma Hodgetts of Porters Street, Dudley. He originally enlisted in the 2nd Life Guards but by 1917 he was serving as a Trooper in the Household Battalion attached to the 4th Division. In the Spring of that year they were strongly involved in the battles around Arras. From the 9th April they fought in the first battle of the Scarpe and on the 3rd May their attack was resumed. This was a fierce contest for the Hindenburg Line and among the casualties of the 3rd May was Trooper William Hodgetts. He was 21 years of age and is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery at Souchez (XXIV A 20) and commemorated on the Brockmoor and Dudley Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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