HOGAN, Henry Joseph
(Service number 7/65)

Aliases Harry
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 7 August 1886 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment C/ N Rudden Klan sic Ruddenclau, Waimate
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mary Hogan (mother), Norton Reserve, Waimate
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian, Balkans (Gallipoli)
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 13 January 1982 Age
Place of Death Christchurch
Notices Internal Affairs Notification, Military personnel file
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry (Harry) Hogan was the son of Martin and Mary Hogan (nee Cleave). Mary was born in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia in 1866 and came with her parents and brothers to Waimate as a 12 year old. Henry’s father Martin Hogan was born in Tipperary, Ireland and came to Waimate with his brother, Michael. Mary, a servant, and Martin, a labourer, married at St Patrick’s, Waimate, in 1884. The couple had 14 children in Waimate - four girls and 10 boys. Harry was the second child and the first boy. Martin had a variety of jobs, usually labouring and road servicing. At the time of World War One he had a small farm in Norton Reserve on the outskirts of Waimate. Mary later died in Waimate in 1920 and the Martin in Timaru in 1929. They were buried together in Waimate.

Prior to World War One Harry was employed as a labourer on a Ruddenklau farm just out of Waimate. On enlisting in 1914 he put his mother as next of kin and became a trooper in the Main Body of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, seeing action in Gallipoli. The Waimate Advertiser of 21 August 1915 detailed the incident when he was injured and lost his foot.

Four of Harry’s brothers also fought in World War One: William Francis was in the 35th Reinforcements; Michael Joseph in the 30th Reinforcements; Martin Joseph in the 9th Reinforcements; and John Joseph in the 21st Reinforcements.

After the war Harry continued working on the land. Later he had a farm at Prebbleton and trained racehorses. He married Annie Brooker in 1915. Together they had a family of three sons and a daughter.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); SCRoll web submissions by B Devonport, 2 & 15 January 2019

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