WW1 Army Ordnance Corps Russian Order of Zeal Group of Four Medals.
Awarded to “S-7414 W.O. CL2 E.A. HODGES A.O.C.”. Comprising: 1914 Star, “PTE A.O.C.”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, MID Oak Leaf, “W.O. CL2. A.O.C.”, Imperial Russia Medal of the Order of Zeal, (unnamed). Mounted for display, last medal with ribbon for the Order of St.Anne. ... Accompanied Regimental and rank badges. ... Also a quantity of research.
Mentioned in Despatches on two occasions 7th November 1917 & 30th December 1918.Order of Zeal Confirmed on a Confidential List dated 16th July 1921.Warrant Officer Ernest Arthur Hodges a pre war regular who joined after service with the 4th Bn Dorset Regiment at Woolwich in January 1913. At the outbreak of war he landed in France on the 20th September 1914. Serving on the Western Front throughout the war he was promoted to Warrant Officer in September 1918. Volunteering for service in South Russia, he embarked on the 16th November 1919. He returned to the UK in June 1920 and was discharged on the 29th of that month.