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Patrick HOGAN

Regimental number2781
Place of birthDrogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Other NamesBARKER
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRegent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hogan, Cora Road, Drogheda, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil; Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of defective toes)
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Date of death26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, (Plot XIX, Row D, Grave No. 18), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: P and Margaret Barker, 99 Chord Road, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916. Found guilty, 4 December 1916, of being absent without leave, midnight, 30 November, to 9 am, 1 December 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks; forfeited 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.

Killed in action, 26 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Patrick BARKER
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOGAN Patrick

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