Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Robert Charles Hodson

Photo of Robert Charles Hodson
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1901 - 1905.

Regiment: Royal Engineers.
Died: 08 May 1917 aged 29 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Second Battle of Arras. Cemetery: Nine Elms Mil Cemetery Thelus

Son of Charles William Hodson. C.S.I. and Maria Hodson, 12 Blakesley Avenue, Ealing, b. 1888.
Army IV—II.
Engineering Faculty, King's College, London, 1906-10.
Assistant Engineer, East Indian Railway, 1910; Assoc.M.Inst.C.E.
Great War (overseas), Lieutenant R.E.
279th Railway Coy. Royal Engineers.

'On leaving School he studied engineering at King's College and in 1910 secured an appointment on the East Indian Railway. Here he did excellent work, especially in connection with flood difficulties, and received commendation. In April 1916 he joined the R.E. (Railway Troops) and was killed on May 8, 1917, while constructing a big gun position. His School record of good steady work has been well maintained in his subsequent career; when the call came, he threw up a good post and placed his skill at the disposal of his country.' (Malvernian, Jul 1917).

'He left in his Will a sum of £2,000 to King's College "For the improvement of the Engineering Dept." '
Kings College London