HOGBEN, Herbert McLachlan
(Service number 62313)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 21 October 1888 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

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

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements Canterbury Regiment, C Company
Date 10/13/1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd 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 27 March 1918 Age
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of George and Emily Frances Hogben, of 205 Clyde Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Fathe rwas Headmaster at TBHS from 1889 to 1899. 


Lance-Corporal H.M. Hogben, who was

killed in action on March 27, was the son of Mr G. Hogben, C.M.G.,

of Wellington,

and lately Inspector- General of the Education Department. This is the second

son to make the supreme sacrifice, and another son is still in France.

Lance-Corporal Hogben was engaged to Miss Riti Strack, B.Sc.,

of the District High School, whose brother was killed at

Passchendacle last October. Mrs Hogben (mother of the deceased soldier) had been enjoying a

holiday with Mr and Mrs Strack for a fortnight when the sad news came through.

Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXXIV,

12 April 1918, Page 4


Cenotaph Data Base, Auckland Museum. www.   community

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