Hermon-Hodge, George Guy


Son of Colonel Sir Robert Trotter Hermon-Hodge, Bart., J.P., D.L. 1st Baron Wyfold, and Fanny, Baroness Wyfold (nee Hermon) of Wyfold Court, Reading, and one of seven brothers, four of whom came to Winchester. The other three Wykehamists (who also served in the war) were Lieutenant the Hon. H.B. Hermon-Hodge (Coll.1899-1903), Major the Hon. Robert Edward Udney Hermon-Hodge DSO (H1896-1900) and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Roland Herman Hermon-Hodge MVO, DSO (H1893-1896). Another brother, Second Lieutenant John Perceval Hermon-Hodge, was killed in June 1915 and is buried in the Rifle House Cemetery, Ypres. His maternal grandfather, Edward Hermon, had amassed a huge sum from the Lancashire cotton mills and built Wyfold Court. George Hermon-Hodge came to Winchester from Summerfields, Oxford, and stood on Dress for Commoner XV in 1900.

He passed through Woolwich and in 1903 obtained a commission in the R.F.A.  He made a great reputation wherever he was stationed as a sportsman and cross-country rider. Early in the war he was placed in charge of a field battery of the New Army, which he trained and took to France as part of 165 Brigade RFA. He died at Doullens on July 7th 1916, of shrapnel wounds received on 28th June while commanding his battery during the bombardment that preceded the Battle of the Somme.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hermon-Hodge
  • Forenames or initials: George Guy
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1896-1900
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 22nd August 1883
  • Date of Death: 7th July 1916
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: GEZAINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION: Grave I.B.12