Charles Hodge General information

Hodge, Charles.

WAS twenty-nine years of age, and held a second engineer's certificate. His birthplace was Devonport. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Davey, Sleep & Co., of Plymouth. He had been in the service of the White Star Line for five years and had served practically the whole of that period on the Teutonic, being appointed to that vessel as sixth engineer in July, 1907, and afterwards serving as fifth, assistant fourth, assistant third and assistant second engineer. His next appointment was to the company's latest boat the Titanic. Mr. Hodge resided at Southampton and leaves a widow and two children, both girls, aged two years and six months respectively.

Charles Hodge (Snr. Asst. 3rd Engineer) was born in Devonport, Devon in 1884. He was the son of Alfred and Emily Hodge.
The 1891 census has the family living at 6 Princess Street in Devonport and it was here that Charles' father ran his bakery business.

Charles was the eldest of three children, his younger siblings were, Clarise (b.1887) and Alfred (b.1890).

At the time of the 1901 census the family were still in Devonport and Charles, now aged 17 is shown as a bread van driver, no doubt working in his fathers business.

Not long afterward he took up an apprenticeship with Davey, Sleep & Co of Plymouth and went on to join White Star Line in 1907.

He is named on the Engineer's Memorial in East Park, Southampton).

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