Private Thomas Hogg

Private Thomas Hogg, 2nd Battalion, Kings own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds in France on the 20th April 1915 aged 31. He was born in Selkirk in 1884 and was the son of Agnes Hogg (or Lockie). He had enlisted as a Regular Soldier in 1901 and as a Reservist he was recalled to his Regiment upon the outbreak of the War. After landing in France on August 1914 he fought in the Battles of Mons and the Marne. On 18th April 1915 he was wounded near Ypres and died in hospital in Boulogne 2 days later and was buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. It is likely he was wounded in the intense and confused fighting for the notorious “Hill 60” in the Ypres Salient on the 17th and 18th April where 211 casualties were suffered by the Battalion. The artist’s illustration tries to depict the fighting.

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