THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

HOGBEN, JOHN

Short Service.
Attestation of
No. 20356. John Frederick Hogben. Corps Royal Artillery.
St. Mary’s Dover, Kent.
Age 19 years 4 months.
Trade. Labourer.
Considered fit for the Army 28th May 1897. Place Dover Castle.
 
20356. John F. Hogben.
Joined at Fort Rowner, Gosport 5th June 1897.
Attested Gunner June 4th 1897.
Posted Gunner 6/8/97.
 
Extended service to complete 12 years with the Colours 6/4/05.
Next of kin.
Henry Hogben, 52, Oxenden Street, Dover.
Mother Fanny? Address as above.
Brother George. As above.
Sister. Mrs Winfield ---- ---- ---- Kent.
 
Army Reservists (Special Reservists)
Attestation of
No. 3196. John Frederick Hogben. Corps RGA.
St Mary’s Dover, Kent.
Age. 36 years - 4 months.
Trade. Labourer.
Enlisted at Dover 10th November 1914.
 
Joined at Newhaven 13/11/14.
RGA. Attested Gunner 10/11/14.
RGA. Posted Gunner 5/12/14.
Appointed A/bmdr. 7/1/15.
 
Next of kin.
Father Henry Hogben 6, Clarendon Street, Dover.
Mother Fanny???? Hogben, address as above
Brother James, 12, Westbury Road, Dover.
 
Discharged at Dover 19/11/15. No longer physically fit for war service, incapacitated by nephritis aggravated by war service. He had been at the Pier Turret Battery, and on a number of occasions winter gales in 1914-15 were severe and had swept away the shelters; the clothing of the men was also noted as often wet. John Hogben also complained of rheumatism

9 Nov 1916, writing from Hardwick Road, he requested the badge for discharged soldiers

 


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