Norman Alfred Hodgkinson Memorial Window

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Description

A memorial window dedicated in memory of Private Norman A. Hodgkinson, located in the Warriors' Chapel in the All Saints Anglican Church, Moree.

On 21 July 1952, the North West Champion reported the Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of Armidale, J. S. Moyes was to dedicate "several memorials in All Saints' Church including four stained glass windows" on Sunday 27 July.

Norman Alfred Hodgkinson was born on 31 March 1914 at Moree and enlisted in the Australian Army at Paddington, NSW on 24 September 1941. As a Private and a member of the 2/12 Field Ambulance, he died at sea on 14 May 1943. He was on the 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship Centaur. The ship was travelling from Sydney to Cairns when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine south of Moreton Island, off the Queensland coast.

As noted by Karl James in his article 'The sinking of the Centaur' on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) website, "from the 332 people on board, only 64 survived". The article gives a detailed history of the Centaur.

Inscription

A.M.D.G. IN MEMORY OF
Pte. NORMAN A. HODGKINSON
KILLED IN ACTION 1943.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private Norman A Hodgkinson World War 2 KIA 14/5/1943 NX48142 Army 2/12 Field Ambulance 2/3rd Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur view
Address
All Saints Anglican Church
101 Boston Street
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Stained glass window
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1952
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
07/27/1952
Dedication date
27 July 1952
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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