HOGG, Joseph Fawcett
(Service number 59374)

Aliases Enlisted as Joseph HOGG
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 11 August 1879 Place of Birth North Shields, England

Enlistment Information

Date 2 May 1917 Age 37 years
Address at Enlistment GPO Wellington
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J F HOGG (father), 40 Victoria Avenue, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England; Mr J. BROWN (friend), Saltwater Creek, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 11 December 1947 Age 68 years
Place of Death Christchurch Hospital
Notices Press, 12 December 1947
Memorial or Cemetery Kaiapoi Public Cemetery; Preston Cemetery, North Shields, England (memorial)
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Fawcett Hogg was born on 11 August 1879 at North Shields, England, the third son of Joseph Fawcett and Annie (née Williamson) Hogg. Edward Joseph Hogg, the first-born son of Joseph (senior) and Annie, died in 1875 aged 6 months; George Williamson Fawcett Hogg their second son, died in 1908 aged 34 years; Edward Bertram Fawcett Hogg, the youngest son, died in 1949; while the two daughters, Annie Fawcett Hogg and Flora Fawcett Hogg, died in 1935 and 1959 respectively. Their mother died in 1904 and their father in 1927. The parents and all six children, including Joseph, are remembered on a headstone in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. It appears that none of the family married.

Joseph Fawcett Hogg, junior, was at home with his family at Tynemouth in 1881, at Preston (Tynemouth) in 1891 (scholar) and at Whitley in 1901 (a steam engine maker). By 1911 he was in New Zealand, a labourer at Cannington, South Canterbury, moving to Pareora in 1914. When he enlisted (as Joseph Hogg) on 2 May 1917 at Wellington, he stated that he had been in the country for ten years. He gave his address as G P O Wellington. A labourer, single and of Church of England affiliation, he named his father as next-of-kin – J. F. Hogg, 40 Victoria Avenue, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England. He also named a friend – Mr J. (Joseph) Brown, Saltwater Creek, Timaru.

Private J. Hogg embarked with the Wellington Infantry Regiment of the 29th Reinforcements, departing for Glasgow, Scotland on 15 August 1917 per the “Ruahine”. Private J. Hogg returned by the “Port Melbourne” (No. 219) which was due to arrive in Auckland about 5 March. He took up his labouring work, initially at Pareora then in Mid-Canterbury and North Canterbury. Joseph Fawcett Hogg (1st N.Z.E.F., No. 59374) died on 11 December 1947 at Christchurch Hospital, late of Empire Bridge, Kaiapoi. He was buried in the R.S.A. portion of the Kaiapoi Public Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2023]; Free BDM [06 March 2023]; England Census returns 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 ( [03 March 2023]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [03 March 2023]; Preston Cemetery, North Shields, England, headstone image (Find A Grave) [03 March 2023]; Dominion, 25 February 1919, Timaru Herald, 28 February 1919, Press, 12 December 1947 (Papers Past) [11 January 2023; 06 March 2023]

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