William Hogg was born on 12th October 1883 and was a son of Thomas and Mary Hogg of Tullyconnell, Tullyhogue, and husband of Margaret A. Hogg of Tullyconnell. As a young man he emigrated to Canada where he worked as a farmer. He enlisted at Winnipeg. His attestation papers describe him as five feet nine inches tall with blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He gave his religion as Presbyterian. William was killed on the morning of the 28th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.