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campaign. He later leaves the army and is working as a tanner and living back with his mother in Ffrwdgrech Road, Brecon when he meets and marries Kate Price (b1877) of Talbot Terrace, Llanfaes, Brecon.

By 1911 George and Kate are living in Brynamman where George works as a colliery labourer. George rejoins the army during the war and is assigned to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

He dies in 1920 and whilst the cause of death is not known, it is assumed to relate to his military service, given his inclusion in the War Graves records. His wife is still living at Brynamman at the time of his death.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I

have kept my faith

Private Lewis George Hodson

Royal Army Veterinary Corps, service no. SE/14518

Died on July 11th, 1920 at home in Carmarthenshire

Buried in st David's Churchyard, Llanfaes, Brecon

George was born in Boyle, Ireland in 1872 to George and Margaret Hodson The family were well travelled with his father George serving in the army and had spells in Ireland and Gibraltar where George's sister Margaret Ann was born in 1879. The family are living in Ystradgynlais in 1881 when his father has left the army and is working as a railway labourer. His younger brother Tom³⁶, also in this book, was born Brecon in 1885. By which time the family have settled in Llanfaes and George's father is working as a labourer.

The family suffers some upheaval around 1901. Lewis George has left the household and Margaret Ann leaves to be a servant in Cardiff. George is in the mental asylum in Abergavenny. No record has been found for Margaret and Thomas, although Margaret was living at 7, Ffrwdgrech Road in 1911, suggesting she remained in Llanfaes until later moving to Twickenham and subsequently Abergavenny.

George has joined the army and served with the Second Battalion, South Wales Borderers (Mounted Infantry) during the South Africa



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