war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


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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