Private George Hogg

Private George Hogg, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on the 14th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late George and Agnes Hogg formerly of Halliburton Place, Galashiels. He had joined his Battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915 and had served in Egypt before the Battalion moved to France in April 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The photos show Scots troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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