Does anyone know information about Walter Herbet Henry Hodgkinson.

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Walter Herbert Henry Hodgkinson was the 1st child of Reuben and Annie Amelia (Watson) Hodgkinson Of Waimea, Nelson, New Zealand born 26-7-1874.He was also known as Herbert Henry William why that was I have no idea.He served in the W.W.1 as a Sergeant N.Z. Riflke Brigade in France.Died in France 26-07-1918 age 42yrs.Buried Fontaine-Au-Bois cemetery,Nord, France.I can find no other information at the Cenotaph Daabase.I can find no information as to why he had an alias.Hoping someone may have some infomation.
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I don't know why he had an alias but I can tell you that his entire WWI service record has been digitized by the New Zealand Archives and is available on the internet at:

http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10374449
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I am inclined to think that Walter and Herbert are 2 different people,Herbert;is registered 1902 as married to Agatha Sarah Clare Lee-marriage broke up 1912 after 6 children ,one son was my wonderful stepdad..Herbert became a farm manager by 1915.Oops I should have read the Army service(page 23 I think )-I know stand corrected as I now think they are one and the same,so I to am now mystyfied.
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I also had the very good fortune and privilege to also have one of his sons as a step dad -I suggest that maybe he was correctly named as Walter but preferred to be a Herb or another scenario is born before marriage as not listed on bdm search,---it is said he was  b 1974 -the parents marriage was reg 1975. Another scenario was he avoiding paying support for the children .
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