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William Patrick HOGAN

Regimental number90
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFlorence Street, Kingston East, Rosewater, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Frances Maria Hogan, same address
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the night of 25th/26th June, 1917, in the trenches east of MESSINES, this N.C.O., had charge of 25 other ranks, carrying ammunition to a forward Battalion dump. This party was subjected to very heavy H.E. and shrapnel fire while proceeding along the road. Sergeant HOGAN showed great coolness and leadership in reorganising his party which had become scattered, and cheering them on; led the whole party through the shelled area without a casualty. Again on the night of 26th/27th June, 1917, in the trenches east of MESSINES, this N.C.O. was one of a party engaged in digging a new support line, and although subjected to heavy shell fire throughout the night he set a splendid example of devotion to duty by energetically urging on his men. Also on the night of 1st/2nd July, 1917, in the trenches east of MESSINES, whilst assisting with a wiring party in front of our line, he again set a splendid example of coolness and bravery to the men by the energetic and cheering manner in which he helped to superintend the work, although exposed to, and under close observation of the enemy, who were in shell holes within 100 yards, and were continually sniping at the party. Thie N.C.O. also did conspicuously good work on other carrying and working parties during the term in the trenches between 22nd June, 1917, and 11th July, 1917, and throughout the period was a splendid example to the men of devotion to duty coolness and bravery under most adverse circumstances and under very heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 March 1949

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