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SX14943 Private Richard William Hodder

Richard William Hodder was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on 15 July 1918. He enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 October 1941 and was sent to Malaya with the 2/2nd Reserve Motor Transport Company.

He was taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore and sent to Siam No. 3 POW Camp, where he remained until 1944. He was later transferred to Tokyo on a transport which was sunk by an American submarine, and was reported dead on 12 September 1944. He was, however, picked up and taken to a POW camp in Tokyo, where he was subsequently killed in an air raid on 13 July 1945.