Arthur Edwin Hodson

Arthur Edwin Hodson

Cpl. Arthur Edwin Hodson was another of this district's soldier sons who gave his life at Dieppe on August 19, 1942, one of the brave Royal Hamilton Light Infantry men who stormed the French beach and fought and died that terrible day. He had not waited long after the Second Great War began to join Canada's fighting forces, and in February, 1940, enlisted with the Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles. He trained in Hamilton and Camp Borden, and in July went overseas with his unit. Born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, on February 16, 1906, he came to Canada with his parents. He lived in Kenora, Northern Ontario, for some time before moving to St. George to work on the farm of Hon. H. C. Nixon. He was then 19 years of age. He moved about the country, coming back to St. George and once again moving on. Finally, he returned in 1935 to Nixon's where, as manager, he remained from June, 1935, until the first month of the war. He was married to the former Miss Saber Ann Booth, who, with their three children, Arthur, Florence and Marjorie, live at 140 Charing Cross St.

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