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Hodge, Serjeant (1778–1824)

Died suddenly, at government gate, Parramatta, on Friday the 22d ult. while conducting the Governor's guard to government house, Colour Serjeant Hodge, of the 40th Regt. The deceased was only 46 years of age, had been in the Regiment 24 years, during which period he had served in North and South America, the whole of the Peninsula war, and last of all partook largely his share of the ever memorable battle of Waterloo. By his officers and comrades he was respected and esteemed. As a soldier he was ever found at his post, in the hour of danger, leading his companions through the thickest of his foes to final victory. On the parade he was no less conspicuous in attention to the more mild but necessary evolutions of his company of the 40th; whose prowess in the far famed plains of Waterloo has immortalized that highly distinguished and gallant Regiment. The deceased was buried in Parramatta on the Sunday morning following his death, by the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Principal Chaplain, with the usual military honors. He was followed to his grave by the officers, and detachment on duty, and a respectable assembly of the inhabitants.

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'Hodge, Serjeant (1778–1824)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hodge-serjeant-15249/text26454, accessed 21 September 2019.

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