Major Sydney Francis Hodgens, Ww1 & Ww2 - Service Number - Qx34606

Male 1892 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Sydney Francis Hodgens 
    Prefix Major 
    Suffix Ww1 & Ww2 - Service Number - Qx34606 
    Born 3 Mar 1892  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Awards 1917  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Major Hodgens, who in private life was an officer of the staff section of the correspondence, records, and staff branch, Postmaster General's Department, Brisbane, enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and left Australia with the rank of second lieutenant. He served right through the Gallipoli campaign, and was promoted to the rank of lientenant and then captain for his meritorious services in the field. After the evacuation he proceeded to France, where he is connected with the 42nd Battery. He was promoted to the rank of major, and, vide the "Courier" of the 27th August last, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order by his Majesty the King for keeping his guns in action despite destroyed roads, and thus effectively supporting the infantry attack Major Hodgens was educated by his father (the late Thomas Hodgens) at Tewantin, and subsequently at Maryborough Grammar School, where he passed the Sydney Junior University and Commonwealth clerical examinations.

    transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Saturday, 29th September 1917 
    Electoral Roll 1925  Wide Bay, Landsborough Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Frederic William Hodgens, Peachester, Beerwah, teacher
      Marie Hodgens, Bald Knob, home duties
      Sydney Francis Hodgens, Bald Knob, Landsborough, farmer
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I306  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2010 

    Father Thomas Hodgens,   d. Jul 1917, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Bermingham,   d. Jun 1947, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1888 reg: year  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet

    Family Mavis Bristol Aplin,   b. 1905, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2007, Late Of Marycrest, Kangaroo Point And Formerly Of Lindsay Gardens, Buderim Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 1929  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 

      The Sacred Heart Church, Maleny, was the scene of a picturesque wedding on July 9, when Major Sydney Francis Hodgens, D.S.O., Bald Knob (youngest son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Thomas Hodgens, of Brisbane), was married to Mavis Bristol Aplin (youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Aplin, Cloverdale, Maleny, and granddaughter of the late Hon. William Aplin). The Rev. Father O'Connor officiated. The church had been tastefully decorated by girl friends of the bride. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white chenille georgette, with the bodice and hip yoke scalloped and the skirt showing ankle length draperies of mariette. Her veil of silk net edged with silk lace was worn in Madonna fashion with net under the chin, tied on one side and finished with clusters of orange blossoms over each ear, and a spray circling the back of the head. She carried a shower bouquet of snowdrops, jonquils, arum lilies, and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid. Miss Alma Aplin (sister of the bride), wore a frock of apricot crepe de Chine with blue and silver trimmings, and a hat to tone. Her bouquet consisted of pink sweet peas and stocks. Mr. W. Aplin (brother of the bride) performed the duties of best man. Miss Q. Mills presided at the organ, and Mrs. E. Thynne rendered a vocal solo during the signing of the register. After the ceremony, a receotion was held at Cloverdale. The bride's mother received her guests wearing an ensemble grey crepe de Chine frock, and a navy Marocain coat trimmed with grey fur, and hat to tone. The bridal couple left by car for the North Coast. Mrs. Hodgens wearing a grey tailored costume, with a blue felt hat, and fur choker. The bouquets were made by Mrs. E. Smith.
    +1. Pamela Hodgens,   b. 16 Apr 1930,   d. 3 my 2005  (Age 74 years)
     2. Annette Hodgens,   b. 13 Apr 1932
     3. Philippa Hodgens,   b. 29 Aug 1937
     4. Suzanne Hodgens,   b. 28 Jan 1950
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Wedding - Major Sydney Francis Hodgens to Mavis Bristol Aplin
    Wedding - Major Sydney Francis Hodgens to Mavis Bristol Aplin
    19th July 1929

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] Electoral Roll, Landsborough, 1925.

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