|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) (later Major) Oliver Hogue, 2nd Light Horse Brigade, later of ...
Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) (later Major) Oliver Hogue, 2nd Light Horse Brigade, later of the 14th Light Horse Regiment. Lt Hogue of Sydney, NSW, worked as a journalist prior to his enlistment on 16 September 1914. He served through almost the entire Gallipoli campaign, and later commanded the 14th Light Horse Regiment during the lightning campaign that cleared the Turks out of Palestine and Syria. Under the pen-name of 'Trooper Bluegum', Lt Hogue chronicled his experiences and wrote three books: 'Love Letters of an Anzac', 'Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles' and 'The Cameliers'. Lt Hogue died of influenza in London on 3 March 1919. He is mentioned in despatches for his gallantry and devotion to duty.