Arthur Daniel Hogan

June 24, 2015

HOGAN, Arthur Daniel- – – – SPC 1909-1911

DoB:- – 1894, Minyip, Gippsland, VIC

Father:– – Daniel Hogan

Mother:- – Bridget Agnes, nee Heenan

Arthur Hogan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Murtoa, Victoria.

Service No:- 2456

Rank:- – Private, Sapper

Unit:– – 2nd Field Company Australian Engineers

Arthur Hogan enlisted on 2 June 1915, at the age of 23 years and ten months. He was a single man who was an engineering student. He was five feet, nine inches tall, with a fresh complexion, hazel eyes and black hair.

Private Hogan departed from Australia on 16 July 1915 where he travelled to Lemnos, Greece, before proceeding to Gallipoli. He served on the Peninsula for two months, where he was attached to the Divisional Engineers. In December, along with the rest of the Anzacs, he was evacuated from Gallipoli, and he proceeded to Alexandria, Egypt. After some weeks resting and undergoing further training, he proceeded from Egypt to France, disembarking at Marseilles on 23 March 1916.

For the next three years, Hogan was based in France where, for the most part, he was attached to the 1st Divisional Engineers, 2nd Field Company. From November 1917 to April 1918 however, he was detached from duty to join the 1st Divisional Concert Party. The concerts featured humour, instrumentals and vocal performances.

In April 1918, (now) Lance Corporal rejoined his unit. He was hospitalised a month later suffering from scabies. On 27 August 1918, Hogan was wounded in action, being affected by mustard gas in France. He was hospitalised for less than a month, rejoining his unit again on 21 September 1918.

He proceeded to England in preparation for his return to Australia. On 14 April 1919 he appeared before the Bow Street Police Court in London, to face the charge of drunkenness. He was found guilty and fined 10/-, which he paid. On 29 June 1919, he embarked aboard the Soudan for his return to Australia. Prior to being discharged from the AIF, Sapper Hogan was Mentioned In Despatches -“

-‘-¦ The following is a continuation of Sir D Haig’s despatch of 16th March 1919, submitting names deserving of special mention:-

No 2456 Sapper (acting Lance-Corporal) A D Hogan.

The above has been promulgated in -Commonwealth of Australia Gazette- No 124, dated 30 October, 1919 -¦’

Arthur Daniel Hogan died on 16 May 1959, at the age of 65.