Hogg James Fusilier 4268899

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Name Hogg James
Army number 4268899
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 9/9/1911 - common name prevents definitive tracing of place of birth - although options are all in Northumberland.
Age 33 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 12/9/1944, at sea en route to Japan from Singapore, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese, when the transport Rakuyo Maru was torpedoed by an Allied submarine.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 12/9/1944 - cause of death - drowning. Commemorated on Column 47 of the Singapore Memorial as presumably James' remains were unable to be recovered. Probate granted 16/4/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Mary Anne Hogg, James' widow.
Home address Son of James and Mary Ann Hogg. At the time of the 1939 General Register James was living with his wife in Newbiggin-by-the-sea and working in the Coal Industry as a Putter. She later apparently lived at 155, Post Street, Ashington, Northumberland.
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To read a detailed article by the IWM on the sinking of these Japanese transports, please click here.