Excellent 'fighting' Distinguished Service Order (GV) group of 4 medals, WW1. Awarded to Lt.-Col. H. J. Hodgson, Cheshire & Wiltshire Regiments
The award of the D.S.O. was announced in the London Gazette of 15 February 1919. 'Hodgson, Harold John, (Captain, Act. Lt.-Colonel, Cheshire Regiment att. to 7 Bn. Wiltshire Regiment). For conspicuous Gallantry on 5 October 1918, near La Catelet, when by his initiative & skill, he attacked and captured the Northern slopes of Prospect Hill, which was strongly defended, without a barrage, all the time under heavy shelling and machine gun fire, and by his action retained a position of great tactical importance. He showed most able leadership and rendered very valuable service.'