Patrick Francis Hogan

John Bryan, 21 September 2017 · # ·

Today (21 September 2017) is the 100th anniversary of Patrick Francis Hogan being killed in action. He was a journalist who enlisted in the AIF in February 1915. He joined the 19th Battalion at Gallipoli in August 1915. After evacuation from Gallipoli and time in Egypt, his battalion went to France in March 1916.

He was wounded in action (gunshot wound to his left thigh) on 26 July 1916 while on detachment as a typist with the 5th Brigade Headquarters at Pozieres. He returned to the 19th Battalion in September 1916 after treatment and convalescence in France.

On 1 October 1916, at Ypres, he was wounded for the second time (bomb wound to thigh). After treatment and convalescence in France, he returned to duty about eight weeks later and was transferred to the 13th Battalion. A month later he was transferred back to the 19th Battalion.

He was killed in action on 21 September 1917 at Westhoek Ridge during the Battle of Menin Road near Ypres. He is commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial.

His next of kin was his cousin Winifred Agnes Maher. She and her husband Paul Wattel, a French wool trader, lived at Bradleys Head Road, Mosman. Paul Wattel returned to France to serve in the French Army and was killed at Verdun in April 1916.


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