James Robert Hodgson
Son of Harry Hodgson, J.P., and of Leonora Hodgson (nee Parker), of Dunedin, Otago.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT WAIWERA Two Army officers from Dunedin lost their lives as a result of being crushed by a military lorry against a post on a stone bridge near Waiwera on Saturday afternoon.
The men were: Second-lieutenant James Robert Hodgson, single; aged 22, of 241 Macandrew road, South Dunedin, and Staff-sergeant James Edward Murdoch, married, aged 33, of Dunedin. His district address was not available this morning. Both officers were standing on the bridge, when an Army convoy came along. One of the lorries suddenly swerved and crushed the men against a post. They were seriously injured and were removed to the Balclutha Hospital, where Sergeant Murdoch died yesterday afternoon and Lieutenant Hodgson last evening. They will be given military funerals. Lieutenant Hodgson's being set down for 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Anderson's Bay Cemetery. Arrangements in regard to Sergeant Murdoch's funeral had not been completed this morning.
A board of inquiry sat today to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
EVENING STAR, VOLUME 24393, ISSUE 24393, 4 JANUARY 1943, PAGE 2
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