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Hogg, Pte. George, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally of Berwick-on-Tweed, England. Occupation: Boilermaker. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 87, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Heard that among the officers they killed are Capt. Sullivan [H.E. Sulivan], Hagger [Capt. R.L. Haggard], Lt. [J. R.] Riddell, [Maj. T. M.] Papineau [M.C.], Williams [Lieut. M.W. Williams] also George Hogg,” [died of wounds ] 5:30 Oct ’17. According to Hodder-Williams, 207, Pte. G. Hogg was wounded 15 September 1916 and died of wounds received at Passchendaele on 30 October 1917.
Additional Biographical Information:
“Hogg George Private 87. Born in Berwick-on-Tweed, England Mar 1888. Served in the 2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Employed as a boilermaker before enlisting in the PPCLI 23 Aug 1914. Arrived in England with the 2st Canadian Contingent Oct 1914. Crossed to France with the Regiment 20 Dec 1914. Hospitalized with enteric fever 16 Feb 1915. Evacuated to England. Discharged to Depot 30 Mar 1915. Crossed to France 25 Apr 1915 and rejoined the unit in the Polygon Wood Sector. General Action: 2nd Battle of Ypres. General Action: Battle of Frezenberg; Slightly wounded in the head by shrapnel 8 May 1915 during the fighting on Bellwaerde Ridge. Discharged to the unit 11 May 1915. General Action: Battle of Mount Sorrel [Sanctuary Wood]. General Action: Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Suffered shell shock and concussion 15 Sep 1916 during fighting around Courcelette on the Somme. Returned to the unit 24 Sep 1916. General Action: Battle of Ancre Heights. General Action: 1st Battle of Arras (Vimy Ridge). Sentenced to 5 days Field Punishment #1 for drunkenness 17 Oct 1917. General action: 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchedndaele). Wounded by shell fire in the vicinity of St. Jan 30 Oct 1917. He was hit while returning from the front line back to the transport lines. Died of wounds 31 October 1917 while at No. 10 Field Ambulance dressing station. Originally buried in Wiltje Corner Cemetery. The body was later moved to Oxford Road Cemetery. Age 29.” Stephen K. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders 1914-1918, 135.
Date of Death: 31 October 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at the Oxford Road Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Grave Reference: I.J.4.