THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HODGES Edgar Arthur
4/203A, Sapper, 1st Field Company, NZ Engineers

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For great gallantry on the night of the 9th-10th June 1915, in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), in volunteering to demolish a Turkish blockhouse which was within 12 yards of the enemy’s trench, and which could only be approached over ground swept by rifle and machine-gun fire.  He exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse, and was exposed to fire for an hour.
(See citation for FJH Fear)

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 7 July 1888, Northhampton, England