Diaries of Aubrey Dallas Percival Hodges (photocopies)

Scope and Content

Diaries as a medical officer in Uganda. Photocopied manuscript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lieutenant Colonel Aubrey Dallas Percival Hodges (1861-1946) was educated at Epsom College and London Hospital.

In 1908 he was appointed to the post of Principal Medical Officer in the Uganda Protectorate (1908-1918). He remained in Uganda during the First World War, serving as Lieutenant Colonel commanding the Uganda Medical Service and as Assistant Director of Medical Services for Uganda (1914-1918, mentioned in despatches).

When Hodges returned to England he held the posts of Assistant Resident Medical Officer at the South-East Fever Hospital in New Cross; House Physician, House Surgeon and Resident Accoucheur at London Hospital; and Medical Officer in charge of an investigation into sleeping sickness.

Hodges was awarded the Sudanese Mutiny medal (1898) and the CMG (1910) and was also a fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to Who Was Who .

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Listed as no. 1147 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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