Herbert Charles Noel Lodge (also known as Herbert Claxton)

 Herbert-Charles-Noel-ClaxtonName    Herbert Charles Noel Lodge (also known as Herbert Claxton)

Number    Gunner 19804

Battalion      31st Battery 8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Launceston Tasmania

Next of Kin   His father Edward Lodge of Mirboo South

Not his stepfather.

Date and place of enlistment   21/10/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years 7 months, 5’9”, 11 stone, blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farm labourer 

Date and place of death

He was killed in action 25/9/1917 at Polygon Wood

Location of grave or memorial

He is buried in The Huts Cemetery near Ypres Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He is from Mirboo South

Military History

Herbert Charles Claxton also known as Herbert Charles Noel Lodge

  • 21/10/15 He enlisted
  • 20/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Medic
  • 18/7/16 He arrived in Plymouth
  • 30/8/16 He went to France from Southampton
  • 6/1/17 He was transferred to the 31st Battalion
  • 25/9/17 He was killed in action and buried in The Huts Cemetery near Ypres
  • 1922 Mrs. Rowe (nee Claxton) is his sister and last surviving relation. Both his parents are dead; Mr. Lodge of Mirboo South is not his stepfather
  • She nominates herself as NOK. Her address is 54 Davis St North Carlton
  • In his will he leaves his estate to his mother Clarisa Louise Lodge of Clarendon Mirboo South signed by him and two soldiers
  • An A J Sloan wrote regarding Herbert’s money as Mr. Sloan has been drawing on this. He asked if there is a will.
  • A letter again from the full sister Mrs. Rowe stating that Mr. Edward Lodge has no right to anything that was related to Herbert
  • The army is confused as he put Lodge as his father and NOK
  • Mrs. Lodge, his mother, wrote and asked for information including about the will
  • Mrs Lodge died and there is a dispute over who should receive his medals
  • His sister Mrs. Rowe, his sister, received his medals

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