He was the son of Major Edward Hodge (1782–1815) of the 7th Hussars, a notable soldier who distinguished himself throughout the Napoleonic wars, particularly in the Peninsula and in the campaign leading to the battle of Waterloo, where he was killed at the cavalry skirmish at Genappe, the day before the great battle.
As a Lieutenant-Colonel, Edward Cooper Hodge commanded the 4th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoon Guards at the Battle of Balaclava. He was subsequently placed in comemnd of the 5th Dragoon Guards, and later rose to the rank of General.
Hodge was the author of a diary, edited by the Marquess of Anglesey and published as "Little Hodge: Being Extracts from the Diaries and Letters of Colonel Edward Cooper Hodge Written During the Crimean War, 1854-1856"
He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.
Sir James Chatterton
|Colonel of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
William Godfrey Dunham Massy