Sergeant James Hogg, M.M.

Sergeant James Hogg, M.M., 9th ( Service ) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 2nd October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. ( The Register of Military Medal winners shows the only James Hogg killed on that date was with the 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers so it may have been that he was transferred after winning the Award ). The photographs show how the autumn rains turned the ground into a glutinous quagmire making movement very difficult. The colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

Scroll to Top