Lance Corporal George Hogg

Lance Corporal George Hogg, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on the 18th September 1918, aged 21, during the “Advance to Victory”. He was born in Selkirk in 1897 and was the son of Robert and Mary Hogg of Glen Cottage, Ashybank, Selkirk. He is buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France. Before enlisting in August 1915 he had been employed at st Mary’s Mill in Selkirk. He had originally enlisted in the 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, K.O.S.B. and had served in Egypt and Palestine before moving to France where he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion. He fell in the attack on ” African Trench ” by “C” and “D” Coys which was not successful and cost 5 Officer casualties. The photos show Allied troops during the final 100 days of the War.

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