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John Hogg

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Group photograph of D Company, 20th Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, dated 13th August 1941. (November 2020)

Group photograph of D Company, 20th Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, dated 13th Aug …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Hogg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8146 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1915 AWMM NightcapsSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 283 King Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A.A. Hogg (mother), 203 King Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    29 November 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Hogg, John. (Ref. WO 373/57/608). Military Medal. "On 28 November 1941, Pte. Hogg was a member of a forward platoon of D Company, 20 Battalion in attack over open country. His platoon commander and all NCOs having been killed or wounded Pte. Hogg immediately took command, and with extreme bravery and complete disregard for personal danger and outnumbered at least ten to one, led his men into the attack with initiative and bravery of the highest order for seven hours against a superior-equipped enemy. The final survivors of his platoon being four men under his command. Throughout the campaign Pte. Hogg conducted himself with extreme bravery and outstanding initiative and complete disregard for personal danger." Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds, p. 143 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Libya, North Africa AWMM
      1 December 1941 AWMM
      German attack at Belhamed, Libya AWMM
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number
    33461 AWMM

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jean and the late Margaret and Eileen; father of Graeme

    Photographs taken in Cairo early in 1940 and reporduced in a book written by John Hogg and entitled An Honourable Surrender: A New Zealand soldier remembers, include images of John and other servicemen.

    Sergeant J. Hogg, MM; Auckland; born Nightcaps, Southland, 25 May 1915; wicker worker; p.w. 1 Dec 1941. (Source: Glue, W.A. & Pringle, D.J.C. 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. p.189.)

    'During this period the men in the field did remarkably unselfish work. Outstanding was Corporal Ken Pratt, who though wounded in the neck and almost delirious, walked about the battlefield in search of wounded. On one occasion, after returning to me, he fainted, but, recovering a few minutes later, went out again…. [Second-Lieutenant Dunne of A Company] with a considerable party, made three accurate compass journeys to our area and it was through his efforts that we were able to take in the last of the company wounded at approximately 1.30 a.m. Some of them had been nearly fourteen hours without medical attention. Many died of wounds, only twenty-eight men being left in the company. It had been a gallant attack and individual bravery was universal. At one stage Private Jack Hogg carried on the attack with his platoon of seven survivors who had appointed him their leader. It was some satisfaction next day to find that we had inflicted considerable casualties on the enemy.' (Source: Glue, W.A. & Pringle, D.J.C. 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. p. 189.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    27 July 2010 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 July 2010 AWMM
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Memorials

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  • A loving memory from Jean Hogg and the Holmes family.
    Public - Christine - Other relative - 25 April 2020
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 83 AWMM
    • Mason, W.W. (1954) Prisoners of war. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.298 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.189. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. and Pomeroy, M.J. (2016). Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds: New Zealand army honours and awards for the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Fair Dinkum Publications.; P.J. Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy, 2016. AWMM
      p. 143 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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