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
For his eponymous father, see Edward Hodge (1782–1815).

General Sir Edward Cooper Hodge GCB (19 April 1810 – 10 December 1894) was a British Army officer.[1]


Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Hodge was the son of Major Edward Hodge (1782–1815) of the 7th Hussars, who distinguished himself in the Peninsula War and in the Waterloo Campaign.

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.


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



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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Chatterton
Colonel of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
Succeeded by
William Godfrey Dunham Massy
Preceded by
Sir Charles Routledge O'Donnell
Colonel of the 18th Royal Hussars
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Westropp McMahon