Hogg, George Edward

BORN HULL 1893. HULL PAL. EX RECKITTS. SON OF SAMUEL & SOPHIA HOGG ABOVE. SERVED IN EGYPT & FRANCE WITH BROTHER. KIA BY SHELLFIRE. PHOTO.
Alan Brigham, writes on 11/3/2008 – Cpl Hogg served in the 2nd Hull Pals, enlisting at Hull City Hall in September 1914. After training in England he was sent to Egypt in 1915 and France in March, 1916.He was killed in action on the Somme on 13th October 1916 aged 23.
Hull Pals Memorial Post. LANCE CORPORAL GEORGE EDWARD HOGG 11/63. Born in Wakefield in January 1894, George was the eldest son of Samuel and Sophia Hogg of 5 Prison Bungalows, Hedon Road, Hull. Details are scarce I’m afraid, but going by his regimental number alone I can tell you he enlisted at Hull City Hall in the first days of September 1914, joining the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Tradesmen’, 2nd Hull Pals. He served in Egypt and arrived in France on 8th March 1916 docking in Marseilles before heading north to the trenches of the Western Front. After some time out of the line over the late summer, the Pals returned to the Somme on 8th October marching five and a half hours overnight to the Vauchelles sector where they went into training for the forthcoming attack on Serre and the self-same positions they had watched their comrades attack in vain on 1st July as they huddled in support trenches awaiting the possibility of being ordered to go over the top in a second wave. That never happened, and they witnessed the horrors of that day as bystanders. George was killed in action on 13th October 1916 and is buried at Euston Road Cemetery; he was 22 years old.


First name:
GEORGE EDWARD
Military Number:
1163
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
13/10/1916
Place died:
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Age:
23
5 PRISON BUNGALOWS, HEDON ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK