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First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) William Paton Hoggarth, 50th Battalion from Hawthorn, South ...
Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) William Paton Hoggarth, 50th Battalion from Hawthorn, South Australia. A 25 year old engineer prior to enlisting on 29 August 1914, he embarked for overseas as a Private (service number 758) with E Company, 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Ascanius. While serving at Gallipoli, he was wounded in action and evacuated to Cairo for medical treatment and after recovering, returned to the 10th Battalion at Gallipoli. Back in Egypt, he transferred to the 50th Battalion and having previously been promoted up through the ranks to Temporary Company Sergeant Major, he was appointed a Second Lieutenant on 17 March 1916. He proceeded to France with the 50th Battalion in June and was promoted to Lieutenant on 10 July 1916. After being wounded in action near Mouquet Farm on 15 August 1916, he was evacuated to England for medical treatment. He rejoined the 50th Battalion on 14 November 1916 and was killed in action at Noreuil on 2 April 1917. Lt Hoggarth is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France.