Rank: Private
Number: 52560
Unit: 9th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 7 June 1917
Age: 24
Cemetery: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium

John was the third son of Mr & Mrs Hogg, who lived at 68 Newbridge Lane, Stockport. His older brother, George, had been killed on 13 November 1916, whilst serving with the Shropshire Light Infantry.

He worked, in the cotton industry, as a piecer at Palmer Mills, Portwood until he enlisted in the army on 8 January 1915. John was married to Elsie and they are thought to have with her parents at 114 Ince Street, Heaton Norris.

He was fatally wounded at the Battle of Messines, described here. The Cemetery where he is buried was used by a Field Ambulance at the time, which suggests that, after he was wounded, he was brought to the Advanced Dressing Station which would have been operated by the Ambulance. He must have died before he could be passed further down the casualty evacuation chain.

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