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VC548   John Hogan

BORN   8 April 1884

DIED   6 October 1943  AGE   59

VC Won    29 October  1914   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Near Festubert, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   John Hogan  No.  

VC Issue No.   548   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 2nd Battalion, A Company

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   134 Heyside, Royton, Oldham, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Oldham & District Hospital, Westwood Park, Oldham, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Chadderton Cemetery, Oldham, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   12 October 1943

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section, Grave D9-63

Gazetted   22 December 1914

VC Presented   20 February 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Chadderton Cemetery, Oldham, Lancashire, England

P  Name on Victoria Cross plaque, Church Terrace, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Royton Park, Royton, Lancashire

By The Way…

A new headstone was erected in 1996, his name was not on the original stone which had subsided

VC Held By

Oldham Civic Centre, Lancashire, England



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Thank you to David Harrop for Photos of the Royton Postbox and the Paving Stone Service