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Michael HOGG

Regimental number2578
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBootmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Hogg, 18 Meehan Row, Waterside, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the Royal Garrison Artillery,
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column Section 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied as a result of accident 12 April 1917
Place of burialFlatiron Copse Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), Mametz, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 8 August 1915; admitted to Hampstead Military Hospital, 24 August 1915 (varicose veins).

Found guilty, Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 December 1915, of overstaying leave from Tattoo, 29 November, to 9 am, 30 November 1915: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks and forfeited 1 day's leave.

Forfeited 4 days' pay for venereal disease, 14-17 December 1915.

Forfeited 14 days' pay for venereal disease, 18-31 December 1915.

Forfeited 1 day's pay for venereal disase, 29 January 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France; joined Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, from Weymouth, 29 May 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Ammunition Sub Park, in the field, 20 June 1916.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 29 June 1916 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 June 1916; transferred same day to 59th Casualty Clearing Station; condition diagnosed as venereal disease, 3 July 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 4 July 1916, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 July 1916; discharged to Base Details, 10 October 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 101 days.

Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 17 October 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea: slight); transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 23 November 1916; dischaged to Base Details, 5 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, 8 December 1916; discharged to Base Details, 6 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 30 days.

Found guilty, 6 January 1917, of when on Active Service (1) breaking out of hospital (2) absent without leave from Tattoo, 31 December 1916, till 10am, 5 January 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1, and forfeited 6 days' pay.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, 11 January 1917; discharged to Base Details, 20 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 10 days.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, 23 January 1917; discharged to Base Details, 27 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Taken on strength, 1st Division Artillery Trench Mortar Brigade, 13 March 1917.

Accidentally killed by explosion whilst salvaging ammunition, 12 April 1917.

Court of Enquiry, Bazentin, 17 April 1917, concluded that the casualty occurred through the accidental explosion of a 4.7" shell; further that every possible care was taken in handling same, and that no blame rests on anyone concerned.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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