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Private James Hogg

10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service No: 3 / 7147

James Hogg grave

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Personal details

Family Information

From the Ireland 1901 Census - Address - Prospect Avenue, Drogheda, Co. Louth - Head of Family - Michael Hogg aged 21. Sisters and Brothers - Ellen Hogg aged 19, Maggie Hogg aged 17, James Hogg aged 14, John Hogg aged 12. See photos for Census and for James` Army Register of Soldiers Effects which lists his 2 sisters married name

Born / Resided

Drogheda, Co.Louth / 67 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 14/07/1916 Somme

Enlisted

Falkirk 10/08/1914

Employed

Labourer in the British Tube Works

Age

29

Buried / Remembered

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which runs West to East, past "Caterpillar Wood", to the high ground at Guillemont. Longueval village is on the Northern crest of this valley and 500 metres West of the village, on the South side of the road to Contalmaison, is Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. Caterpillar Valley was captured during a successful night assault by the 3rd, 7th and 9th Divisions on Bazentin Ridge on 14 July 1916. It was lost in the German advance of March 1918 and recovered by the 38th (Welsh) Division on 28 August 1918, when a little cemetery was made (now Plot 1 of this cemetery) containing 25 graves of the 38th Division and the 6th Dragoon Guards. After the Armistice, this cemetery was hugely increased when the graves of more than 5,500 officers and men were brought in from other small cemeteries, and the battlefields of the Somme. CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY now contains 5,573 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 3,798 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 32 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to three buried in McCormick's Post Cemetery whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

Additional Information

James was reburied in the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery (see photos). Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour and on the Drogheda War Memorial (see photos). See photos for James` name in the Ireland Casualties of WW1, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, and his Service Record x 3. (I have 15 other parts of Service Records. Please contact if you want to see them)

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Comments
E.P - My email address is johnsammc@gmail.com
John McCann, Belfast, 03/04/2020 9:51AM
E.F MacAnulty - Can you contact me please. I have more information on your relative. I personally took the photos of his name on the Drogheda Memorial and also visited his grave at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. Thank you for the kind message. John
John McCann, Belfast, 03/04/2020 9:08AM
R.I.P. James. You were the Uncle of my Grandmother Ellen Hogg. I hope to one day say a prayer at your graveside. Many thanks to Mr. John Mc Cann for his sterling work.
E.F. Mac Anulty, Ulster, 03/04/2020 12:38AM

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