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James Andrew HOGG

Regimental number1323
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o C J Morton, Beehive Stores, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alma Ethel Hogg, c/o C J Morton, Beehive Stores, Rockdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations of 26th, 27th and 28th August 1918 which resulted in the capture of FOUCAUCOURT and the advancing of our line beyond ESTREES. This N.C.O. commanded a platoon of the Left attacking Company throughout the operation and displayed great initiative and daring in leading his men forward under heavy artillery fire and across ground swept by fire from a large number of enemy machine guns. During one stage of the attack when the platoon on his right was held up he skilfully disposed his men so as to render every assistance to that platoon and immediately the opposition was being countered he led his men forward with great dash, thus only delaying the advance of the whole line for a very short time. He was wounded as the final objective was reached. This N.C.O. set a splendid example of leadership and dash throughout the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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