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William Ballantine HOGG

Regimental number807
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolIpswich Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 11"
Next of kinBrother, James Scholes Hogg, Geraldine, Greenmount, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Place of enlistmentWinton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 December 1916
Discharge date11 April 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [566] 2nd Lt James Scholes HOGG, 42nd Bn, died of wounds, 1 August 1917; 808 Corporal Richard Hume HOGG, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919; Sister: Jessie Scholes HOGG, Australian Army Nursing Service, discharged, 24 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1915 (bomb fragment pierced eye); admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, 20 October 1915.

Returning to Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Egypt, 16 February 1916; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 19 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 23 April 1916; discharged, 28 April 1916.

Transferred to Details of 25th Bn, 10 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 1 June 1916; proceeded to France, 25 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Nestor', 26 December 1916 (escort duty); discharged, Brisbane, 11 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOGG William Ballantine

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