106021 Pte. Robert Samuel Hodge, was born on August 2nd, 1882, in Clontibret, Ireland. He was an engine man by trade, and had seen militia experience with the 34th Fort Garry Horse and had military experience with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and the Mounted Infantry.

Robert attested into the 1st CMR, in Winnipeg, on February 6th, 1915. He was transferred to the 4th CMR, one of only two men to have come from the 1st CMR, on October 12th, 1915.

A week after his brother 109400 L/Cpl Henry Hodge's death, sadly Robert was seriously wounded by gun shot wounds to the head, neck and back, on December 6th, 1915. The regiment was providing working parties to the front line area around Ploegsteert at that time, having just come out of the front line trenches.

Robert passed away in the care of No. 10 Stationary Hospital, St. Omer, on December 10th, 1915.

Pte Robert Samuel Hodge lies at rest in the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, in St. Omer, France.

Biography excerpt courtesy of David Kavanagh.