HOGBEN, George McLachlan
(Service number 6/652)

Aliases Mac or Mace(close friends)
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Lance Sergeant


Date 9/27/1886 Place of Birth Christchurch, N.Z.

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Engineer (Mining Surveyor)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George Hogben (father) 32 Crescent Road, Khandallah, Wellington, NZ
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury, NZ Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 August 1915 Age 29
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Memorial Reference Special Memorial B.32
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru.

Biographical Notes

Son of George and Emily Frances Hogben, of 205 Clyde Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Father was Headmaster at TBHS from1889 to 1899.




C. Hogben, C.M.0., has received a letter from the Rev. .J. Clark Gibson, Wesleyan

chaplain with the 13th Division, relative to the death of his son Sergeant

George M Hogben of the Main Expeditionary Force, who was

killed in the great, offensive at Anzac in August last. “He lies buried," says

the chaplain, "in a cemetery overlooking the Aegean Sea, with the islands

so full of sacred associations the distance —Samos, Thrace,

and Mitylene."  Timaru Herald,

Volume CIV, Issue 15885, 14 February 1916, Page 2


Cenotaph Data Base, Auckland Museum.

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