Hoggard Kenneth 2/Lt 268955
Name Hoggard Kenneth
Army number 268955
Decorations M.C. Gazetted 19 October 1944 for services in N W Europe.
Date of birth 1922 in Canada
Age 22 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to 164 O.C.T.U. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt 27/3/1943. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 2/4/1943. Served Normandy. Wounded and transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27/6/1944. DIED of WOUNDS with 11th Bn Durham Light Infantry 28/6/1944.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer. 9th Platoon - Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 02-Apr-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 27/9/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 28-Jun-44. Initially interred in Jerusalem Temporary Cemetery - Map 7F/1 reference 816.724 alongside other Divisional casualties. Re-buried 21/2/1945 in Grave IV. B. 8. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS MY HEART LIES WITH YOU. EVER YOUR LOVING WIFE".
Home address Resident of West London. Son of Walter and Lillian Hoggard, husband of Dorothea Hoggard, Westminster, London.
Source table 11DLI
Battalion records, and one edition of the London Gazette, have his number as 268995
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