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christopher Report 19 Jul 2019 21:01

Im wondering if anyone can help me. I'm looking for information about my grandad John Hodkinson born 1893 died 1961 Rochdale. I think he was In ww1 from the old pictures with his uniform on. would be very greatful for any info


ErikaH Report 19 Jul 2019 21:08

Be aware that only about 30% of WW1 records have survived

When and who did he marry?

If he’s the one who married in 1915 the cert would be worth getting for info about his occupation


christopher Report 19 Jul 2019 21:18

He's second marriage was to Doris Bennett in 1953


ErikaH Report 19 Jul 2019 21:20

1953 is not relevant to your enquiry


christopher Report 19 Jul 2019 21:25

I think that might of been hes 1st marriage in 1915


ErikaH Report 19 Jul 2019 21:30

If the 1915 marriage to Marland is his, the cert won’t help. The record is on lanopc site, and he was a labourer at the time


christopher Report 19 Jul 2019 21:32

he was my grandfather my grandmother was much younger my mums dad


ErikaH Report 19 Jul 2019 21:36

No military records for him as far as I can see


christopher Report 19 Jul 2019 21:37

ok thanks for your help


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jul 2019 22:45

There are quite a number of medal records for men of that name - but no way to know if any of them was your John. No dates of birth or NOK info.

Also a few pension records, the images of which can be viewed on Fold3, which requires a sub .


Janice Report 25 Jul 2019 10:40

Is the photo of him a clear one? You should be able to identify his regiment from the cap badge.


KathleenBell Report 3 Aug 2019 00:07

If he was born Rochdale then his year of birth is 1892 as this is the only birth registered in 1893 +/-2 years in Rochdale:-

First name(s) JOHN
Birth year 1892
Birth quarter 4
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Chadderton
District Rochdale
County Lancashire
Country England
Volume 8E
Page 30
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006

Kath. x


christopher Report 3 Aug 2019 20:04

Yes that looks like him

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 3 Aug 2019 22:32

Not above badge is it? (or have you tried googling badge details?)

Chris :)

(no idea on below!)

01 November 1916 - Rochdale Observer - Rochdale, Lancashire, England

Remanded for Escorts. - John Duggan (17), 9 South Lane, of the 4th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, and John Hodkinson (23), 7 Twitch Place, the King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, were charged with being absentees and were remanded pending the arrival of escorts.

British Army Service Records (Find My Past)
First name(s) John
Last name Hodgkinson
Age 22
Birth year 1893
Service number 202450
Regiment King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment
Year 1915
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
Archive The National Archives

(due to being Burnt, can't make out details for Mother)

Edits (an old Auction advert dated 1870, has Twitch Place, Heights Lane, Rochdale. For reference)

Marriage: 18 Dec 1915 St James, Wardleworth, Lancashire, England
John Hodkinson - 24, Labourer, Bachelor, 13 Ogden Street
Janet Marland - 21, Cotton Winder, Spinster, 20 Ogden Street
Groom's Father: James Edward Hodkinson, Labourer
Bride's Father: George Marland, Deceased, Labourer
Witness: George Marland; Margaret Marland
Married by Banns by: Arthur W. Baxter
Register: Marriages 1908 - 1920, Page 86, Entry 172
Source: LDS Family Search


GRO Reference: 1882 S Quarter in ROCHDALE Volume 08E Page 15

GRO Reference: 1884 S Quarter in ROCHDALE Volume 08E Page 11

GRO Reference: 1890 M Quarter in ROCHDALE Volume 08E Page 22

Marriages Mar 1880 (>99%)
Chatterton Mary Jane Rochdale 8e 89
HODKINSON James Rochdale 8e 89

1901 (Find My Past)
James Hodkinson Head Married Male 50 1851 Cotton Spinner Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Mary J Hodkinson Wife Married Female 48 1853 - Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Ann Hodkinson Daughter Single Female 18 1883 Cotton Card Room Hand Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Richard Hodkinson Son Single Male 16 1885 Cotton Doffer Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Bertha Hodkinson Daughter Single Female 11 1890 - Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Hodkinson Son Single Male 7 1894 -
House number 4
Street Columbus Place
Parish Rochdale
County Lancashire
Municipal ward Castleton North
Registration district Rochdale

(are above related?)


christopher Report 8 Aug 2019 20:56

Thanks for all the help. I think some of the info is my grandad and he's 1st marriage. He's pictures don't show the cap badge very clear. I'm going to ask my uncles to see if any have any better pictures.