Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Private E. Hogg - 157599

According to his attestation papers dated September 15, 1915 at Toronto, Ernest Hogg was born on August 1, 1897 at Hull, Yorkshire, England.  He listed his father Thomas Hogg, Mimico Beach, as his next of kin.  He was a machinist and had no previous military experience.  He was 18 years and 1 month of age and stood 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall.  He had brown eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion.  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a Private in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion when he was killed on July 16, 1916.  According to the CEF burial register he was hit in the head and instantly killed by a bullet from an enemy rifle on the night of July 16, 1916, while proceeding with a party across country north east of Zillebeke Lake, Ypres.  There is a note that he was buried in Sanctuary Wood.  His remains were never found as he is listed on the Ypres Memorial (Menin Gate).

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website he was the son of Thomas and Carrie Louisa Hogg, of 190 Queen's Avenue, Mimico Beach, Ontario.  

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