The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment
Major Vernon Hodson
Soldiers of the First World War database entry - V. Hodson
Capt. & Brevet Major V. Hodson (1933)
- Prior service: 2 years, 5th Battalion, The Connaught Rangers, 1906 - 1907
- One month at School of Instruction, Chelsea Barracks
- Qualified for ranks of 1st Lieut (sic) and Captain
- THE LONDON GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 3, 1907; 5th Battalion, The Connaught Rangers; The undermentioned second lieutenants to be Lieutenants:- V. Hodson. Dated 1st July, 1907.
- Prior service: 2 years 16th Light Horse, Saskatchewan, 1911 - 1912
- Captain's Course, March-April 1912
- School of Musketry, Rockcliffe, 1912
- Long Course, ingston, 1912 - 1913
- Regimental Service, The R.C.R.: 1913, still serving in 1935
- Appointed to commission in The R.C.R., Aug 1913
- First World War - Wounded. Despatches. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 15 APRIL, 1916; R. Can. Regt. - The undermentioned Lts. to be temp. Capts.: V. Hodson. 1 Mar 1916
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 24 JUNE, 1916; R. Can. Regt. - The dates of the promn. to the temp, rank of Capt. of the undermentioned Lts. are as now shown and not as in Gaz. of 15 Apr 1916: — V. Hodson. 28 Dec. 1915.
- Wounded in action, 8 Oct 1916 (A/Major)
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 15 MAY, 1918; Nova Scotia Regt. - Temp. Capt. (actg. Maj.) V. Hodson relinquishes the actg. rank of Maj. on ceasing
to comd. a Co. 5 May 1918.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 25 SEPTEMBER, 1918.; Nova Scotia Regt. - Temp. Capt. V. Hodson is seconded, for duty with the R.A.F. 6 July 1918.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON; GAZETTE, 2 SEPTEMBER 1919; Nova, Scotia Regt. - Temp. Capt. V. Hodson ceases to be seconded or duty with the R.A.F. 2 Apr. 1919. (Substituted for Gaz. notification 24 July 1919, incorrectly describing rank as Major.)
- Invalided to England, 22 Oct 1916
- Adjutant, 1923
- "Passed"; Course No. 26, "A" Wing, Canadian Small Arms School; Certificate No. 63895 (1925)
- 1 Oct 1926; Vacates the appointment of Adjutant and is posted for duty to "C" Company, London, Ont.
- D.W.T.O., M.D. 1, 1926.
- D.M.I.O., M.D. 1, 1926.
- 6 Nov 1928; Departed London Ont, for Porton, England, to attend the Chemical Warfare Course. Cat Hodson returned to duty on 5 March 1929 on completion of his course, at which he received a "Q.I" certificate.
- 15 Sep 1929; To be Brevet Major.
- As of 31 Mar 1930; holding appointment of District Weapons Training Officer, M.D. No. 1
- 31 May 1931; Transferred from "C" Company (London) to "D" Company (St John's P.Q.)
- King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (1935), awarded on 6 May 1936.
- 14 May 1935; To be Major.
- King George VI Coronation Medal (1937).
- Officer Commanding "A" Coy., Halifax, Nova Scotia; appointment identified as at 15 Nov 1937.
- 1938; O.C. "B" Company.
The Royal Canadian Regiment; Volume Two, 1933-1966
Lt.-Col. V. Hodson
He joined The Regiment from the Militia in 1913. He left Canada with the Battalion in 1914 and served for thirteen months in France and Flanders, being wounded and earning a Mention in Despatches. In 1916 he was appointed Adjutant, a post which he retained during the post-war reorganization. In 1939 he took command of C Company at St. Jean. He succeeded to the command of The Regiment on November 26th 1939 prior to its departure overseas. A year later he returned to Canada where he was promoted Brigadier prior to his retirement. He died in July 1945.
Date of Birth - 16 Sep 1884