Sergeant John Louis Hogg 15/468

Sergeant John Louis Hogg. 15/468

Born Leeds 1896.

Killed in action France 1917.

John Louis Hogg was the only child of John Charles Hogg and his wief Alice, at the time of his enlistment the family were living at 126, Harrogate road, Leeds, and Young John was working as an insurance clerk.
He enlisted on the 4th of September 1914, and was soon given the rank of Sergeant with 15 platoon of D company, also acting as assistant D company accountant, he served with the Pals in Colsterdale Egypt and France.
One of the few unwounded survivors of the 1st of July 1916 battle of the Somme, he was killed in action at Gavrelle nine months later on the 3rd of May 1917 during the opening phase of the battle of Arras, this was the first day the Pals were involved in the battle.

Having no known grave he is commemorated on the Arras memorial.

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