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Collection - Letters & Diaries

Digital copies of material relating to Private William Hodgson, number 241019, 2nd/5th King’s Own. Died of wounds 24th May 1917.

Published by the museum as a book and now available.

The First World War Diaries and Letters of Private William Hodgson, 2nd/5th Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).  Account of his training, leave, and overseas service on the Western Front by Private William Hodgson, of Lancaster, who was killed in action on 24th May 1917.  Price including UK postage £9.00.

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bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 1
Accession Number: KO2716/001
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 2
Accession Number: KO2716/002
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 3
Accession Number: KO2716/003
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 4
Accession Number: KO2716/004
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 5
Accession Number: KO2716/005
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 6
Accession Number: KO2716/006
bulletAn account of my experiences in the army before I commenced keeping a diary - page 7
Accession Number: KO2716/007
bullet1916 Diary - Notes
Accession Number: KO2716/008
bullet1916 Diary - January
Accession Number: KO2716/009
bullet1916 Diary - January
Accession Number: KO2716/010
bullet1916 Diary - January
Accession Number: KO2716/011
bullet1916 Diary - January
Accession Number: KO2716/012
bullet1916 Diary - January
Accession Number: KO2716/013
bullet1916 Diary - February
Accession Number: KO2716/014
bullet1916 Diary - February
Accession Number: KO2716/015
bullet1916 Diary - February
Accession Number: KO2716/016
bullet1916 Diary - February
Accession Number: KO2716/017
bullet1916 Diary - March
Accession Number: KO2716/018
bullet1916 Diary - March
Accession Number: KO2716/019
bullet1916 Diary - March
Accession Number: KO2716/020
bullet1916 Diary - March
Accession Number: KO2716/021
bullet1916 Diary - March
Accession Number: KO2716/022
bullet1916 Diary - April
Accession Number: KO2716/023
bullet1916 Diary - April
Accession Number: KO2716/024
bullet1916 Diary - April
Accession Number: KO2716/025
bullet1916 Diary - April
Accession Number: KO2716/026
bullet1916 Diary - May
Accession Number: KO2716/027
bullet1916 Diary - May
Accession Number: KO2716/028
bullet1916 Diary - May
Accession Number: KO2716/029
bullet1916 Diary - May
Accession Number: KO2716/030
bullet1916 Diary - May
Accession Number: KO2716/031
bullet1916 Diary - June
Accession Number: KO2716/032
bullet1916 Diary - June
Accession Number: KO2716/033
bullet1916 Diary - June
Accession Number: KO2716/034
bullet1916 Diary - June
Accession Number: KO2716/035
bullet1916 Diary - July
Accession Number: KO2716/036
bullet1916 Diary - July
Accession Number: KO2716/037
bullet1916 Diary - July
Accession Number: KO2716/038
bullet1916 Diary - July
Accession Number: KO2716/039
bullet1916 Diary - August
Accession Number: KO2716/040
bullet1916 Diary - August
Accession Number: KO2716/041
bullet1916 Diary - August
Accession Number: KO2716/042
bullet1916 Diary - August
Accession Number: KO2716/043
bullet1916 Diary - August
Accession Number: KO2716/044
bullet1916 Diary - September
Accession Number: KO2716/045
bullet1916 Diary - September
Accession Number: KO2716/046
bullet1916 Diary - September
Accession Number: KO2716/047
bullet1916 Diary - September
Accession Number: KO2716/048
bullet1916 Diary - October
Accession Number: KO2716/049
bullet1916 Diary - October
Accession Number: KO2716/050
bullet1916 Diary - October
Accession Number: KO2716/051
bullet1916 Diary - October
Accession Number: KO2716/052
bullet1916 Diary - November
Accession Number: KO2716/053
bullet1916 Diary - November
Accession Number: KO2716/054
bullet1916 Diary - November
Accession Number: KO2716/055
bullet1916 Diary - November
Accession Number: KO2716/056
bullet1916 Diary - November
Accession Number: KO2716/057
bullet1916 Diary - December
Accession Number: KO2716/058
bullet1916 Diary - December
Accession Number: KO2716/059
bullet1916 Diary - December
Accession Number: KO2716/060
bullet1916 Diary - December
Accession Number: KO2716/061
bullet1916 Diary - December
Accession Number: KO2716/062
bullet1916 Diary - January 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/063
bullet1917 Diary - Memoranda Page
Accession Number: KO2716/064
bullet1917 Diary - Memoranda Page
Accession Number: KO2716/065
bullet1917 Diary - January 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/066
bullet1917 Diary - January 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/067
bullet1917 Diary - January 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/068
bullet1917 Diary - January 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/069
bullet1917 Diary - February 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/070
bullet1917 Diary - February 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/071
bullet1917 Diary - February 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/072
bullet1917 Diary - February 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/073
bullet1917 Diary - March 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/074
bullet1917 Diary - March 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/075
bullet1917 Diary - March 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/076
bullet1917 Diary - March 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/077
bullet1917 Diary - March 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/078
bullet1917 Diary - April 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/079
bullet1917 Diary - April 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/080
bullet1917 Diary - April 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/081
bullet1917 Diary - April 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/082
bullet1917 Diary - May 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/083
bullet1917 Diary - May 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/084
bullet1917 Diary - May 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/085
bullet1917 Diary Last Diary Pages
Accession Number: KO2716/086
bullet1917 Diary - Sundays Jan 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/087
bullet1917 Diary - Sundays Jan - Mar 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/088
bullet1917 Diary - Sundays Mar - Apr 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/089
bullet1917 Diary - Sundays Apr - May 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/090
bullet1917 Diary - Memoranda Page
Accession Number: KO2716/091
bulletEnvelope addressed to Miss F Hodgson, Postmarked 15 May 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/092
bulletLetter to sister dated 14 May 1917 page one
Accession Number: KO2716/093
bulletLetter to sister dated 14 May 1917 page two
Accession Number: KO2716/094
bulletLetter to sister dated 27 Apr 1917 page one
Accession Number: KO2716/095
bulletLetter to sister dated 27 Apr 1917 page two
Accession Number: KO2716/096
bulletActive service envelope to Miss F Hodgson (sister) 18 Apr 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/097
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 with pressed leaf
Accession Number: KO2716/098
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 page one
Accession Number: KO2716/099
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 page two
Accession Number: KO2716/100
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 page three
Accession Number: KO2716/101
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 page four
Accession Number: KO2716/102
bulletLetter to sister dated 16 Apr 1917 page five
Accession Number: KO2716/103
bulletLetter to sister dated 12 Feb 1917 page one
Accession Number: KO2716/104
bulletLetter to sister dated 12 Feb 1917 page two
Accession Number: KO2716/105
bulletEnvelope to Mr E Hodgson (Brother) dated 7 Apr 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/106
bulletLetter to Ernest (Brother) dated 5 Apr 1917, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/107
bulletLetter to Ernest (Brother) dated 5 Apr 1917, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/108
bulletLetter to Ernest (Brother) dated 5 Apr 1917, page three
Accession Number: KO2716/109
bulletEnvelope to Miss F Hodgson, dated 30 Mar 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/110
bulletLetter to sister dated 28 Mar 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/111
bulletEnvelope to Mr E Holden, dated 11 Mar 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/112
bulletLetter to Ernest, dated 8 Mar 1917, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/113
bulletLetter to Ernest, dated 8 Mar 1917, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/114
bulletEnvelope to Miss F Hodgson dated 28 Feb 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/115
bulletLetter to sister dated 26 Feb 1917, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/116
bulletLetter to sister dated 26 Feb 1917, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/117
bulletEnvelope address to Miss F Hodgson, dated 1916
Accession Number: KO2716/118
bulletLetter to sister dated 1 Oct 1916 page one
Accession Number: KO2716/119
bulletLetter to sister dated 1 Oct 1916 page two
Accession Number: KO2716/120
bulletLetter to Sister, Flossie, dated 13 Oct 1915, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/121
bulletLetter to Sister, Flossie, dated 13 Oct 1915, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/122
bulletLetter to sister, Flossie, dated 13 Oct 1915, page three
Accession Number: KO2716/123
bulletEnvelope to Miss F Hodgson, dated 5 Feb 1917
Accession Number: KO2716/124
bulletLetter to sister dated 5 Feb 1917, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/125
bulletLetter to sister dated 5 Feb 1917, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/126
bulletLetter to sister sent from Blackpool, page one
Accession Number: KO2716/127
bulletLetter to sister sent from Blackpool, page two
Accession Number: KO2716/128
bulletLetter to sister sent from Blackpool, page three
Accession Number: KO2716/129
bulletArmy Form B 104-221, dated 19 Nov 1917. Regarding place of burial of 241019 Private W Hodgson, 5th KORLR.
Accession Number: KO2716/130
bulletImperial War Graves Commission letter of 11 Jun 1924 regarding the re-numbering of the grave in Rue Petillow Cemetery.
Accession Number: KO2716/131
bulletPhotograph of Nurse?
Accession Number: KO2716/132
bullet
Photo: Eight soldiers of the 5th King’s Own outside Billet in Blackpool including William Hodgson. “Mrs Stewart’s Apartments’ seen on wall of house.
Accession Number: KO2716/133
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Photo: Group of 5th King’s Own, “5th Reserve Battalion KORLR at Blackpool” with William Hodgson dressed in civilian clothes as there was no uniform to fit him at this time. He appears to be over 6 foot 5 inches tall (according to later reference in diary).
Accession Number: KO2716/134
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Photo: William Hodgson as a boy.
Accession Number: KO2716/135
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Photo: Private William Hodgson.
Accession Number: KO2716/136
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Photo: Private William Hodgson, 5th King’s Own
Accession Number: KO2716/137
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Sketch of Private William Hodgson, 5th King’s Own, based on photograph
Accession Number: KO2716/138
bulletPhoto: Mrs D Maguire along side headstone of Private William Hodgson.
Accession Number: KO2716/139
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Photo: Wooden cross on grave of William Hodgson
Accession Number: KO2716/140
bulletPhoto: Imperial War Graves Commission card which includes photograph of the grave of Private William Hodgson.
Accession Number: KO2716/141
bulletSketch of mortar barrel.
Accession Number: KO2716/142
bulletCard advertising personally conducted tours in France and Belgium by Colonel Moultrie and Major Allen.
Accession Number: KO2716/143
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Postcard of the ruined church at Fleurbaix, France.
Accession Number: KO2716/144

 

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