Private Thomas Hogg

Private Thomas Hogg, 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 14th September 1914, aged 28, during the Battle of the Aisne. He was the son of Robert and Janet Hogg of Muthag Street, Selkirk and is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Marne, France. He had been a Regular Soldier for seven years and as a Reservist he was recalled to the colours at the outbreak of the War whilst working as a shoemaker. The Battalion was part of the 1st Guards Brigade along with 1st Coldstream Guards, 1st Scots Guards, and 1st Cameron Highlanders and he fell in the attack on the German positions on the Chemin des Dames Ridge at Cerny. The attack met strong resistance and was eventually called off. Casualties in the Battalion were 5 Officers and 40 Other Ranks killed and 6 Officers and 112 Other Ranks wounded. In addition 35 Other Ranks were posted missing. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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