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Hodder, Albert - DCM

Rank : Private

Army Number : 5818

Unit : 1st Bn

Biography :

Home address given as Loughborough, Leicestershire. Albert Hodder served in Boer War with the 1st Battalion. He later served in France from September 1914 with 1st Battalion. Awarded The Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 3.9.1919 "He came to France in September 1914, and he served continuously with the battalion. He has served throughout in the front line and performed excellent work at 2nd Battle of Ypres and at Hooge, later on the Somme, 1916, and since then he has been employed as company runner; he has always carried through all messages entrusted to him, and shown the greatest devotion to duty. By his courage and devotion to he has set a splendid example to the younger soldiers"). His D.C.M., Queen's South Africa medal with two clasps, three World War One campaign medals are held by this museum.

Period of Service : 1900s

Conflicts : Boer War, WW1

Places Served : South Africa, France and Flanders

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