Edward Hodge

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Sir Edward Cooper Hodge
Born (1810-04-19)19 April 1810
Died 10 December 1894(1894-12-10) (aged 84)
Buried at Brompton Cemetery, London
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held 4th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoon Guards
5th Dragoon Guards
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Edward Cooper Hodge GCB (19 April 1810 – 10 December 1894) was a British Army officer.

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

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. In 1860 Edward Cooper Hodge married Lucy Anne, second daughter of James Rimingt'on. Esq, of Broomhead Hall, Yorkshire

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 command 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.


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Chatterton
Colonel of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
Succeeded by
William Godfrey Dunham Massy