Born Beverley, 1895. Son of John William Hoggard, a Tinsmith and plumber.
Enlisted in the 4th York & Lancaster Regiment. Arrived in France, on 07/07/1916. Fought on the Somme, Ypres and Arras. Wounded in thigh, on 02/05/1917. Captured at Neuve Eglise, during the Battle of Lys, in Spring 1918. Taken Prisoner at Freidrichsfeld, Germany, where food was scarce and conditions harsh. he was repatriated to Beverley, on 18/12/1918.
In 1919, he married Edith Ingall. They lived at 26 Walkergate, Beverley. Their daughter, Kathleen was born on 29/02/1920. He died suddenly aged 25, of consumption, which he had caught whilst in captivity. he was buried with full Military Honours at Queensgate cemetery, Beverley.