Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

William George HOGG


Born: 1895

Birthplace: Coimadai, Victoria

Parents: George William Hogg, Catherine Jane Watts

Died: 4 June, 1953

Place of death: Police Hospital, St Kilda, Victoria, Registration No. 5800

Burial place: Melton Cemetery, Melton, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4



Regimental Service Number: 915

Enlistment date: 19 August, 1914 Broadmeadows, Victoria

Age at enlistment: 19 years 3 months

Address at enlistment: Toolern Vale, Victoria

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father G.W. Hogg, Toolern Vale, Victoria

Physical Description: Height: 5 foot 9 inches
Weight: 11 stones 8 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Vaccination x 4 1, Old scar left thumb, Old scar left knee

Embarkation ship: A9 Shropshire.

Rank: Bombardier

Return Date: 8 October, 1918

Return Vessel: Port Sydney.

Arrival at Australia: 2 December, 1918.

Discharge Date: 31 January, 1919

War Service Summary

19/08/1914 - Joined Field Artillery Brigade 2 4th Battery

20/10/1914 - Embarked from Melbourne on transport A9 Shropshire

03/06/1915 - Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

19/01/1916 - Promoted to Gunner

22/03/1916 - Proceeded to Alexardria, Egypt to join British Expeditionary Force.

28/3/1916 - Disembarked Marseilles, France

07/02/1917 - To hospital with Mumps

28/02/1917 - Re-joined unit from hospital

27/07/1917 - To hospital with Trench Fever, Belgium

17/09/1917 - Re-joined from hospital

06/11/1917 - Wounded Gas, to hospital, Belgium

29/11/1917 - Re-joined from hospital

08/12/1917 - To 1st Division Artillery, France

24/02/1918 - On Leave, U.K.

13/03/1918 - Re-joined

01/02/1918 Appointed A/Bombardier t

04/061918 - Promoted to Bombardier

08/10/1918 - Embarked at Taranto for Australia

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Information on life after the war
1924 - Married Adeline Wilhelmina Wilson. They had three daughters place/s of residence
West Brunswick, Victoria
Occupations: joined Victoria Police Force about 1919 rising to the rank of Superintendent.

Received the Police Valor Badge 1923 when stationed in Gunbower, Victoria.

An article in the Argus 5th June 1953 about his death mentions that he landed at Gallipoli on Anzac Day 1915.

Additional Information

Melton Express
Saturday 7 September 1918, P 2
Planting the Honor Avenue took place in the Toolern Park on Saturday last. The scheme adopted involved two concave semi-circles, facing the road, the converging points being 16ft. apart. Between these two points it is intended to erect the Honor Tablet, when the design has been approved; two specially selected shrubs were planted at this point, known as Thuja Doniana, a new and very handsome type of evergreen. The rest of the trees are golden cypresses. The line of the semi-circles was arranged well in advance of the cypress hedge (which was planted three years ago) and forms a background to the whole plantation. The blend of coloring from the golden-tinted trees against the dark green hedge will give a very fine effect in a few years time. The planting was carried, out under supervision and the trees well watered and thoroughly mulched to preserve the moisture on account of the lateness of the season for planting.

The list of those who enlisted from the North Riding contains 20 names and a corresponding number of trees were planted. Precedence was given in the order of planting to those who have made the supreme sacrifice. The list is as follows:-
R. J. Wynne, A. Cameron, H. Foster, W. G. Hogg, A. G. Tedcastle, E. Cameron, N. Cameron, J. Clarke, J. S. Farrell, O. Jurd, A. Lachmund, S. J. T. McCorkell, R. J. MacPherson, A. P. Missen, G. A. G. Smith, G. Snowden, R. Gault, D. Cameron, J. H. Bartrop, R. Bartrop. …..

The Argus
9 June 1953, page 6
Many senior police officials and retired and present members of the force attended the police funeral yesterday of Superintendent William George Hogg.
Supt. Hogg, 57, was stationed at Swan Hill.
He died last Thursday after an illness.
He was a holder of the Police Valor Badge, and his name appeared on the Queen's Medal list on Corronation Day.
Supt. Hogg served for more than four years during the 1914-18 war.
The funeral cortege, led by the police band, mounted troopers, and motor-cycle patrols, passed through the town of Melton to the Melton Cemetery.


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