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Hogg, R.M., 2nd Lieut., 1918

Photo: Bacon, 2nd Lieutenant R. M. Hogg

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In Cologne Southern Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 2486 and 240466 2nd Lieutenant Robert Morrison Hogg, serving with 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, who died 01/04/1918.

Robert Morrison Hogg was born on the 17th May 1886, at 9 Newcastle Street, North Shields, Northumberland, the third eldest son, to Robert Hogg, [upholsterer], born 1862 at North Shields, and his Wife Elizabeth Ann Hogg [nee Coulson], born 28th October 1861 at Wallsend, of 17 Widdrington Terrace, North Shields, they were married in 1882.

They had eight children, but one died. Leonard Hogg, born 7th May 1882, [baptised on the 19th July 1882], John Tom, [clothing shop assistant], born 1884, Gladys, 1898, born North Shields, [a music teacher], Alice Maud, [Physiotherapist and Masseuse], born 7th May 1893, Edna Elizabeth, born 28th September 1903, North Shields and Stanley Charles, born 1889 North Shields. He died after 1911.

The family were residing at 1 Brandling Terrace, North Shields in 1901. All the boys except Stanley were working.

Robert was a member of the North Shields bell ringers Society, and reference was made to him in the Christ Church Parish Magazine. He was also a Rugby player for the Percy Park Rugby Football club and a member of the Tynemouth Cricket Club. Robert was also one of four members of the North Shields Tyne Cycling Club who lost their lives in the War. The 21st Season of the North Shields Tyne Cycling club was to be celebrated in 1919, but the Annual General Meeting which was held at the Sons of Temperance Hall at Norfolk street wanted something permanent to remember those who had died.

Source : Shields Daily News Saturday 29/03/1919.

Robert Morrison was a Grocers Assistant in 1911, and was residing at 17 Widdrington Terrace, North Shields. He married a Elizabeth Ann Hogg [nee Hunter] in 1917 and they had a boy called Robert M, Hogg who was born on the 18th October 1918. He was born at 19 Rowley Street, Blyth, Northumberland.

Robert had enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers on the 19th January 1908, service nu 2486. He was sent to France on the 20th April 1915. Robert was commissioned from the ranks. A Temporary 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry from the 31st October 1917. Robert was taken prisoner on the 21st March 1918 after receiving a severe gunshot wound to his head, he was captured at Pronie, by the Germans and was interned at Limburg.

He died of his wounds in the German Military Hospital VI based at Cologne.

Robert Morrison Hogg left a will dated 26th November 1918, 2nd Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry died 1st April 1918 at Coln Germany. Effects of 52 0s 3d to Elizabeth Ann Hogg.

She was residing at 17 Widdrington Terrace, North Shields.

Robert Morrison Hogg is remembered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on NUT098 and North Shields on N34.45 at Tynemouth on T36.15

Robert Morrison Hogg is also remembered at St Paul's Cathedral in the Central Council Roll of Honour along with his brother John Tom Hogg.

St Paul's Catherdral Central Roll of Honour
Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers
The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Hogg

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