Sergeant John Hogg

Sergeant John Hogg, 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 41, on the 15th October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late George and Helen Hogg and the husband of Alice Hogg of 44 King’s Road, Portobello and 15 Dalgety Avenue, Edinburgh. He had been employed as a slater in Galashiels when he enlisted in the Lothian and Border Horse Yeomanry in May 1912. He was mobilised in August 1914 but was transferred to the Royal Scots joining his Battalion in France in September 1917. In December he was wounded but returned to his Battalion in March 1918. He is buried in Cement House Cemetery, Langemark, Flanders, Belgium where his Headstone is inscribed “Thy Will Be Done”. He fell in the attack towards “Hill 40” and having cleared Laaga Cappelle Wood came under heavy machine gun fire. After this was dealt with the advance continued until all the objectives were reached. The photos show Allied troops in pursuit of the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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