Charles Hodgkisson signature

Charles Hodgkisson signed up on this day in 1916 in Deseronto. He was born in Birmingham, England, on October 21st, 1888, the son of Charles Hodgkisson and Emily (née Johnson) and came to Canada in 1905. He married Isabella Shatraw in Deseronto on September 5th, 1912.

Hodgkisson joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636687. He was five feet four and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he left Canada on the SS Northland on October 17th, 1916. He joined the 21st Battalion in France in early December, 1916.

Hodgkisson was hospitalized twice: for a week in August 1917 for folliculitis of the beard, and for two months from August 1918 when he suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm.

Charles was demobilized in Kingston on February 10th, 1919, and was living in Pearl Street, Deseronto in 1921 with Isabella and their five-year-old daughter. Isabella died of tuberculosis on January 3rd, 1922. Hodgkisson got married again on October 2nd, 1923 in Tyendinaga, to Lillian May Lindsay. His daughter died in 1937 at the age of 20, also of tuberculosis. Charles died in Kingston on October 27th, 1962.

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