Private James Hogg

Private James Hogg, 155th Company, Machine Gun Corps. He died from wounds in Palestine, aged 24, on the 21st April 1917 and is buried in Deir El Belah War cemetery, Palestine. He had been born in Hawick and was the son of John and Helen Hogg of Bellshill. He had been employed as a weighing machine maker at 58 Galabank Road, Galashiels and was a member of the Territorial K.O.S.B. He was mobilised with the Battalion and went to Gallipoli in June 1915 as part of the 52nd (Lowland) Division. He then served in Egypt and Palestine and was fatally wounded at the second Battle of Gaza after he had transferred to the Brigade’s M.G.C. Company. The photos show the Borderers in Palestine in 1917

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