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Monday, 4 February 2013

Hogarth, Herbert Plunket

Corporal Herbert Plunket Hogarth
was born in 1895 in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He was the son of Herbert Hogarth and Mrs Annie Plunket Hogarth.

At one stage, he lived in Harrow, Middlesex.

The 1901 Irish Census records Plunket living in house 9, Straheglin, Belturbet, Co. Cavan with his grandfather, James H Mahaffy JP.  

By 1911, the family are recorded as living in house 29.1 Antrim Road, Clifton Ward, Belfast.  Plunkett describes his occupation as a Bank Clerk. 
Educated at the Belfast Royal Academy, Hogarth joined the Belfast Banking Company and served in Western and Portadown branches.
Hogarth volunteered and enlisted into the army as a Private with Service Number 75307. 
He was serving with 7th Signal Company, Royal Engineers as a Despatch Rider with the rank of Corporal when he was killed in action on 13th May 1917.  Hogarth is buried in the Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt, Pas De Calais, France. 

The Belfast News Letter of 30th May 1917 reports:

Hogarth was awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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