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Name: Richard Stonehouse HOGG
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: R S Service No.: 20/248
Date of Birth : 02/08/1877 Place of Birth : Browney Colliery, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 38
Unit: C Company, 20th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Scottish).
Former Unit(s): Served in the Second Boer War, South Africa, for nine months (unit not known).
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, November 1914.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Donn's House, Bank Top, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, from about 1915
Previous Address: 4 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Deputy Overman at Emma Colliery, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: La Boiselle, Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. 1st Battle of Albert, 1st ' 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: British War Medal. Victory Medal.
Photographs: 5
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Evening Chronicle, 31st May 1917. Evening Chronicle In Memoriam, 9th August 1918 and 1st July 1919.
Family Details:
Parents: William and Isabella Hogg (nee Armstrong) of Gateshead, Co. Durham. Married in Ovingham, Northumberland, 22nd September 1866. Wife: Catherine Hogg. Married at St Cuthbert's Church, Gateshead,2nd April 1898. The Stella Coal Company attempted steps to evict the Hogg family from Donn's House following Richard's death. Catherine managed to prevent this from happening and took lodgers in so the rent could continue to be paid. Catherine died on 20th January 1969. Children: father of ten children. James, born 1900; Kate, born 1901; Selina, born 1902; Richard, born 1903 (served in the RAF in the Second World War and was a Physical Training Instructor and acted as boxing coach to Douglas Bader); Margaret, born 1905; Thomas, born 1908; Joseph, born 1909; William Cooper, born 1911; Eva, born 1913; Catherine, born 1914. Brothers: Six. Thomas, born 1867; William Armstrong (worked at Emma Colliery and served as Private 4/9745 20th Bn Durham Light Infantry and was killed in action on 9th August 1917); Francis, born 1875; Surtees, born 1882 (of Spencer's Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham); Edward, born 1883; Robert, born 1893 (worked at Emma Colliery and also lived at Spencer's Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham). Sisters: Elizabeth Ellen, born in Kyo, Co Durham, 1870; Annie, born 1879; Ethel, born 1890.
Notes : Richard Hogg was a member of the Emma Division of the St John's Ambulance Brigade. On 1st July 1916, Richard was serving as a stretcher bearer in his battalion.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Tyneside Scottish (Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley 1999) by Graham Stewart and John Sheen. Information provided by family members.
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