Private Matthew Hogarth

Private Matthew Hogarth, 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 25, on the 5th June 1916 during the Battle of Mont Sorrel. He had been born in Stitchil, Roxburghshire and was the son of Thomas and Janet Hogarth of Sharplaw Farm, Jedburgh. He had emigrated to Canada in 1911 and was farming there when he enlisted in April 1915, landing in France in September 1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. The Battle was fought between 2nd and 14th June with attack followed by counter attack and with heavy casualties on both sides. The Canadian Corps casualties were 8,430 Officers and Other Ranks.

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