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William Bain Hogg Highland Light Infantry


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Hi there I am trying to trace Private William Bain Hogg s/n1307 5th bn, Highland Light Infantry, I think he was killed on the22/11/1915, I am hoping to find out where he was Born and Enlisted, and any oyher details I can findn thanking tou, all the best yours Inniskilling.

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Initials: W B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry

Unit Text: "D" Coy. 5th Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 22/11/1915

Service No: 1307

Additional information: Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Hogg, of 37, Old Govan Rd., Glasgow.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 3.


From the CWGC site. A Territorial battalion so I would go with enlistment in Glasgow, given his age and the parent's address.



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  • 5 years later...

private william bain hogg was my great uncle.

i have some more information, apart from the service details, on him if you are still interested.


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Yes Adam's correct about Glasgow enlistment as shown here in SDGW:

Name: William B. Hogg

Birth Place: Glasgow

Death Date: 22 Nov 1915

Death Place: Gallipoli

Enlistment Place: Glasgow

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial)

Regimental Number: 1307

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre

If you're interested in accessing the battalion war diaries they are here at the National Archives, downloadable for £3.30 or free to view at Kew. OR's are not usually mentioned by name but you'll get lots of context and day-to-day details.


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A text of the 5th HLI War Diary and copies of the HLI Chronicles can be read at the Royal Highland Fusiliers museum in Glasgow:


Kindest Regards,


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