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James Crewe HOGE

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressMusgave Road, Indooroopily, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hoge, Musgrave Road, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Gallantry under fire, valuable services while commanding section of machine guns, and devotion to duty after being wounded. (Lagnicourt 13-14 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 24 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his section with great skill and determination, setting a splendid example under fire. Later, though wounded, he remained in command until evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain James Crewe HOGE MC, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919;[ 492] Lt John Kenneth HOGE, 26th Bn, no details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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