Topic: Private James Jeremiah Hogan

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A soldier of the Great War who died of influenza before leaving in New Zealand.

James Jerimiah HoganPrivate James Jeremiah Hogan - 82115                                               

James was born at Gundegai, Australia on 3rd May 1882, son of James and Lucy Hogan who later settled at Springfield. He had been a railway surface-man stationed at Doyleston. He left the railway service about a year ago and was subsequently engaged in farm work in the district. He was married at Christchurch on 1st August 1916 to Clara Olive Burgess, daughter of E Burgess, railway ganger at Leeston. They had one daughter Eileen May born September 121917. Before enlisting he was working for Werner and Co at Doyleston. He was 5ft 10 ½ in tall with ruddy complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair.

James attested at Christchurch on 17 December 1917. He had a burn on his right leg and was determined to befit for service after a month to heal. Accordingly leave was granted until 29 April 1918. He entered camp on 18 June 1918 and was assigned to Training Unit, A Company 43rd Reinforcements then transferred to C Company 44th reinforcements on 5 October 1918. He finished training and was on the point of sailing when the first news of the signing of the armistice by Germany was received. He became one of those who was stricken with influenza in camp. He   died on 17 November 1918, aged 37, at  the Featherston Military Hospital. Like other soldier who had died he was buried at Karori Cemetery, Wellington. James is remembered on the Leeston Plaque of the Ellesmere County War Memorial.

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Private James Jeremiah Hogan

First Names:James Jeremiah
Last Name:Hogan
Date of Birth:3rd May 1882
Place of Birth:Gundegai, Australia
Date of Death:17 November 1918
Place of Death:Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery:Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Age at death:37
User Name:L. M. Seaton
Occupation before enlisting:Farming
Marital Status:Married to Clara Olive Burgess
Regiment or Service:New Zealand Training Unit
Enlistment details:17th December 1917
Parents or Next of Kin:son of James and Lucy Hogan (nee O'Brien)
Service Number:82115
Rank last held:Private
Cause of Death:Died of Influenza