Trooper James Hogg

Trooper James Hogg, Kitchener’s Horse. He died in South Africa of wounds received in action at Bloemfontein on 2nd November 1900, aged 29. Kitchener’s Horse was formed mostly from men who had found their way to South Africa from various parts of the world. They were employed as light horsemen in the Mounted Infantry Division, took part in many small actions including Houtnek, Diamond Hill and Rensberg and rode with  Lord Robert’s advance to Pretoria and Bloemfontein They served under both Hamilton and French ( both of whom came to prominence in the Great War ). During the guerilla part of the War they served mostly in the Western Transvaal. The plaque is to be found on the front of the altar.


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