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17517   Private Robert Hogshaw
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 06/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Robert Hogshaw was the youngest son of James and Martha Hogshaw of Crossglebe, Sandholes, Cookstown. He was an active member of Sandholes Presbyterian Church and Sandholes LOL, and was a member of Dungannon Company of Ulster Volunteers. When the Ulster Division was formed he volunteered for service though only 17. Robert was wounded and spent some time in base hospital before rejoining his unit in Belgium. Robert Hogshaw was killed by a trench mortar.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave F-5
CWGC Casualty 454109
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
3 Sandholes Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Sandholes
4 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 191
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Hogshaw family 1901 census lists Robert as age 5 at house 11 in Kiltyclogher, The Sandholes
2 1911 Census lists Mayne family 1911 census lists Robert as age 14, a servant at house 5 in Kiltyclogher, The Sandholes
3 Corporal Robert Gallery, Castlecaulfield Killed in the same incident by a trench mortar
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Robert Hogshaw can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023