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Hogan, Hugh (55)

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Age: 29 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – South Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 55            view online service record

358 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Nora Hogan (sister)
7 Kensington Road
South Yarra, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

DOW: Tuesday, 30 April 1915
Place: at sea

Private, 5 Infantry, died of wounds 25 May, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 30, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Sister: Miss Nora HOGAN, born Dublin, Ireland, arrived c 1901 at 17 years, educated Christian Brothers, Dublin. He enlisted at South Melbourne as a 29-year-old storeman at Dunlop Rubber with his next of kin, his sister in South Yarra, his residential address prior to enlisting 358 Ross Street, Port Melbourne. A report on an Honour Board erected by the West Beach Swimming Club suggested he was the first of 22 members of the club that paid the supreme sacrifice.

“In 1904 my brother had the unique experience of walking unaccompanied from Perth, Western Australia to Wyndham in North West and had many more experiences with natives. He was engaged in pearl fishing and mining and was for a short time in Singapore. He died a few hours after he was wounded and was buried at sea.” Circular returned by his sister.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

H Hogan was among a group of members of Port Melbourne Swimming Club members who volunteered for the war and were entertained at Excelsior Hall on Friday 4 September 1914.

1914 ‘OFF TO THE WAR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 12 September, p. 4, viewed 6 March, 2015,

Hugh’s death was reported in the Port Melbourne Standard newspaper on 8 May 1915. He worked for the Dunlop Rubber Company and besides swimming, was a keen walker.

1915 ‘Soldier-Swimmer Killed.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 May, p. 2, viewed 29 April, 2015,

H Hogan was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016,

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