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War Memorials



FREDERICK WILLIAM HOGBEN

Corporal  74558

364th Battery. Royal Field Artillery


who died on 9 December 1916    Age 22

Corporal Hogben was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Hogben.  He served in the Salonika campaign, in Greece, and was one of four brothers who served in the War. Another brother, Henry Edward Hogben, would later be killed on the Somme, in August 1918.


Corporal Frederick Hogben is remembered with honour at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece, where his grave reference is 1V. 1. 10.  He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at St. Barnabas Church, Boughton.


According to Wikipedia: The Macedonian front, also known as the Salonika front, of World War I was formed as a result of an attempt by the Allied Powers to aid Serbia, in the autumn of 1915, against the combined attack of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. The expedition came too late and in insufficient force to prevent the fall of Serbia, and was complicated by the internal political crisis in Greece. Eventually, a stable front was established, running from the Albanian Adriatic coast to the Struma River, pitting a multinational Allied force against the Bulgarian Army


From the Allied base at Salonika, a road ran north-east across the river to Seres, and it was this road that the right wing of the Allied army used for the movements of troops and supplies to the Struma front during the Salonika Campaign. Struma Military Cemetery contains 947 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 51 of them unidentified.


Photos - CWGC

Sources:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org

Wikipedia



Struma Military Cemetery

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