Medals to Great War Casualties from the Collection of the late Ian Livesley

Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Second Lieutenant Harold Henry Hodges, 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment, who was killed in action on 13 July 1916

1914-15 Star (2. Lieut., Leins. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.); together with memorial plaque (Harold Henry Hodges) all contained in a wooden glazed frame, nearly extremely fine (4)


Second Lieutenant Henry Harold Hodges was educated at Ferbane School and Westmeath Independent School. He was killed in action in the Hulluch area on 13 July 1916, having previously been wounded on 29 April 1916. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France. The War Diary for 17 April 1916 mentions Hodges: ‘Our bombers under Second Lieutenant Hodges did particularly good work and drove the enemy out of the [Hulluch] crater.’