The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant W T Hogdon


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Serjeant William Thomas HOGDON, S/817, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 9th October 1915, age 42.

Born Plaistow, London, son of William & Sarah Ann Hogdon.

12th June 1892, Maidstone, Kent, married Matilda Price, (now Rogers), of The Row, Winchmore Hill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Children - Doris Irene Hogdon, born 23rd October 1906, Charlton; Victor Herbert William Hogdon, born 2nd August 1908, Charlton; Frederick Edward Hogdon, born 28th July 1911,Charlton ; Frank Ernest Hogdon, born 19th November 1913, Holborn; Leslie Godfrey Hogdon, born 18th October 1915, Woolwich.

Previously served with Royal West Kent Regiment, discharged 19th April 1908, time expired.


1911 Census - 30 Floyd Road, Charlton, SE - William Hogdon, head, age 38, married, Town Postman, General Post Office, born Plaistow, Essex; Annie Hogdon, wife, age 36, married 18 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Tonbridge, Kent; Doris Hogdon, daughter, age 4, born Charlton, Kent; Victor Hogdon, son, age 2, born Charlton, Kent.


Enlisted London, age 40, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 127lbs, hazel eyes, brown curly hair, dot on left forearm.  Resided 19 Floyd Road, Charlton, SE. Formerly painter.

Home, 13th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF, 30th August 1915 to 9th October 1915.

13th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1914, promoted Corporal; 16th September 1914, promoted Sergeant; 28th June 1915, Blackdown, overstaying his pass from 9.30pm until Tattoo 29th June, admonished, forfeits 2 days pay; 30th August 1915, embarked; 26th September 1915, posted missing;  9th October 1915, died at Marienhospital Aachen, Germany, left thigh and pelvis fractured by gun shot.


11th October 1915, translation of death certificate - No.356, Aix-la-Chapelle -

The Chief Medical Officer, Reserve Hospital I, St Marys Hospital Section, Aix-la-Chapelle, has notified that William Hogden, Private in the English West Kent Regiment 8 (Batt) D Company, English Prisoner of War. Postman.

Age 42. Religion, Protestant.

Resident in London, Charlestown?

Born in: London, husband of Mathilda Hogden, maiden name unknown.

Parents are unknown.

Died at : Aix-la-Chapelle, in the Reserve Hospital I, St Marys Hospital Section on the 9th October 1915, at 10.45am.


5th June 1916, pension of 28/- a week awarded to widow and five children.

Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, XIII. A. 1., Germany.

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