Major John William Hoggart MC, DSO & bar, QSA

1873 Apr 11. Born Gibraltar. Father in Army

1899 May 16. He had his gold cuff-links stolen in Aldershot.

1899 - 1902 Served in South African War. QSA with 5 clasps, KSA with 2 clasps

1900 Jul 10. The pass was occupied by Col R.S.S. Baden-Powell's force with two squadrons of the Rhodesian regiment and two Royal Canadian Artillery guns. They were relieved by a squadron of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) under Maj H.J. Scobell with two guns of 'O' battery, Royal Horse Artillery, and then on 10 July by five companies of the 2nd The Lincolnshire regiment under Col H.R. Roberts, but remained that night with the infantry. At dawn on the following morning the troops were fired on from two unoccupied peaks above the pass. The burghers led by Asst Cmdt-Gen J.H. de la Rey charged the guns and captured them and by late afternoon had taken the pass. The squadron of Scots Greys together with the commanding officer, adjutant and 84 men of the Lincolnshire regiment, were taken prisoner; other British losses were 24 killed and 44 wounded. Hoggart was taken Prisoner of War but released on 11 Jul 1900 at Zilikats Nek (Official casualty roll location: Uitval's Nek) Unit: O Battery Royal Horse Artillery

1902 Mar 31. RHA Sgt J W Hoggart, 58907, MID For good service in action at Boschbult

1904 Jan/Mar Married Emily Elizabeth Punter in Christchurch, Hants

1911 census at J Bty, R H A, Militica Barracks, Anglesea Rd, Ipswich

1914 Nov 15. Commissioned 2nd Lt RFA

1915 May 12. Landed in France

1916 Jan 19. To be temp Capt. Lieutenant J. W. Hoggart.

1916 Dec 30. MC Gazetted Lt. (temp. Capt.) John William Hoggart, R.F.A.

1917 Jul 7. To be Acting Major, Lt. (temp. Capt.) J. W. Hoggart, M.C.

1918 Dec 10. The undermentioned to be acting. Lt.-Cols. whilst comdg. Brigs, of Art. : — Lt. (actg. Maj.) J. W. Hoggart, D.S.O., M.C.

1919 Jan 1 DSO Gazetted

1919 Mar 22. The undermentioned, relinquish the actg. rank of Lt.-Col.: Lt. J. W. Hoggart, D.S.O., when he reverts to the actg. rank of Maj.

1919 Jul 30 Bar to DSO

1920 Jan 14. Lt. J. W. Hoggart, D.S.O., M.C., having attained the age limit, is placed on ret. pay, and is granted the rank of Maj..

1921 Dec 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 2205. 2DI. Posted 2nd in Command of I Coy

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Jun 30. R.H. & R.F.A.—The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off. Maj. J. W. Hoggart, D.S.O., M.C.

1936 Jul 11. Died, buried Aldershot Military Cemetery



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