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Bugler Alexander King Hogg

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

Alexander King Hogg grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Charles and Agnes Hogg of 40 Dale St, Bridgeton, Glasgow. Alexanders 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 Alexanders funeral (see Newspaper Clipping). 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

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 3 Russell Colt St, Coatbridge


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


Hamilton 1910


Regular Soldier previously Lochrin Iron Works



Buried / Remembered

Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, 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 photos for letters to Alexanders 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 photos). See photos for Alexanders CWGC Grave Registration x 2 and his Headstone Report x 2. Alexanders grave inscription reads " GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN "

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