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Hodges, Aubrey Davies

Aubrey Davies Hodges, Colonial Medical Service (late Major W.A.A.M.C.). Captain B. B. Waddy R.A.M.C. writes “ A great number of people will have heard of Aubrey Hodges’ death with shock and regret. He was not only a good all-round athlete, with the usual long roll of acquaintances but he had the gift of attracting people into lasting friendships, as I have had good opportunity of observing. Travelling round Nigeria the mention of his name was a universal passport and though he had spent only a few months in England since 1937, he is not forgotten here.

“ He was at King’ s College Hospital, 1933-1936, captaining the Cricket and Rugby sides, and also playing lawn tennis, squash and (rugger permitting) hockey for the Hospital. After qualifying and taking D.T.M. and H. he went out to Nigeria in 1937, playing hockey and cricket for that colony. He joined the Nigeria Field Ambulance in 1939, and was a Company Commander throughout the East Africa campaign, after which, in 1943, he returned to his civil job. “ Those who knew Aubrey will not forget the fun which he got out of life, and was shared by any company in which he happened to be.” King’ s College Hospital Gazette, Summer 1944

Biographical

Surname(s)Hodges
First name(s)Aubrey Davies
Date of birth03 February 1912
Place of birthKampala, Nigeria
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1933-36
QualificationsD.T.M. & H.
Military unitNigeria Field Ambulance
Date enlisted1939
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death27/05/1944
Age at death31
Rank at deathCompany Commander
Place of deathNigeria
NotesAubrey Davis Hodges, died in Nigeria on May 27th 1944. He was at K.C.H. Medical School, 1933-6, and during that time he was captain of cricket and of Rugby football and was holder of the Victor Ludorum Cup in 1935.
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives

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