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  cap badgeBugler Alexander King Hogg

2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry 'D' Company
Service No: 11647

Alexander King Hogg grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Charles and Agnes Hogg of 40 Dale St, Bridgeton, Glasgow. Alexander's brother Charles and another brother were both serving when he died. Brother Charles (who was a Bugler) wrote home saying he was sorry to have missed Alexander's funeral. From the 1901 Census - Address - 75 Graham St, Coatbridge - Charles Hogg aged 43, Agnes Hogg aged 39, James Hogg aged 16, Mary Hogg aged 14, Jane Hogg aged 12, John Hogg aged 10, Alexander Hogg aged 7, Charles Hogg aged 5, Agnes Hogg aged 3, Christina Hogg aged 1. Alexander's mother Agnes is listed as Dependant on his Pension Record but the Pension was refused.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 3 Russell Colt St, Coatbridge.

Died

Died of Wounds 03/08/1916 to the abdomen at the Somme

Enlisted

Hamilton 1910

Employed

Regular Soldier previously Lochrin Iron Works.

Age

23

Buried / Remembered

Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot 2. Row A. Grave 30), Somme, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The communal cemetery was used for burials until May 1916, when the plot set aside was filled and the extension opened. The majority of the graves in the extension are of officers and men who died of wounds in the 1916 Battle of the Somme. The remainder relate to the fighting of 1918. The communal cemetery contains 249 First World War burials, the extension 918.

Additional Information

Alexander had 6 and a half years service. See Newspaper clipping (2) for letters to Alexander's father from the Chaplain and the Sister of the Hospital he died in. Alexander is listed as PRIVATE on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Free Church Roll of Honour (with his brother Charles, see Newspaper clipping 1). See photos for Alexander's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 3, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, another photo of Alexander's grave, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and Alexander's Pension Records x 2. Alexander's grave inscription reads " GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ".

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