Tuesday, 3 April 2018 in 58m
1440 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Gordon Rothwell
2 Julie Bell
3 Barbara Davies
4 William Davidson
5 Howard E J Smith
6 Stephen B Bell (C)
7 J Michael Procter
The bells of this Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas were rung today as part of “Ringing to Remember” – the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War ringing commemoration. One hundred years ago a bellringer from Christ Church, North Shields died. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
2nd Lieutenant, Robert Morrison Hogg
Robert Morrison Hogg was born on the 17th May 1886, at 9, Newcastle Street, North Shields, Northumberland, the third eldest son, to Robert Hogg, an upholsterer born 1862 at North Shields, and his Wife Elizabeth Ann Hogg, nee Coulson, born, 1862 at Wallsend, who were married in 1882. They had eight children born at North Shields. Leonard Hogg, John Tom [clothing shop assistant] born 1884, Robert Morrison Hogg born 1886, Gladys [music teacher] born 1898, Alice Maud, born 1893, Edna Elizabeth, born 1904, and Stanley Charles, born 1889 who also died after the 1911 census . The family were residing at 1 Brandling Terrace, North Shields in 1901. All the boys except Stanley were working.
His brother, Rifleman John Tom Hogg, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles), also a bellringer, died on 30/11/1917 and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Robert was a Grocers Assistant in 1911, and was residing at 17 Widdrington Terrace, North Shields. He married Elizabeth Ann [nee Hunter] of 19, Rowley Street, Blyth, Northumberland in 1917 and they had a Son also called Robert Morrison Hogg, who was born on the 18th. October 1918 and who who served in the Merchant Navy in WWII. Robert was a member of the North Shields bell ringers Society, and reference was made to him in the Christ Church Parish Magazine. He was also a Rugby player for the Percy Park Rugby Football club and a member of the Tynemouth Cricket Club. Robert was also one of four members of the North Shields Tyne Cycling Club who lost their lives in the War.
He initially enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers and was sent to France on the 20th. April 1915. He was commissioned on the 29th. November 1917 and served with the 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He was taken prisoner at Pronie, by the Germans on the 21st. March 1918 after receiving a gunshot wound to his head, was interned at Limburg but he succumbed to his wounds on the 1st. April 1918 aged 31 in the German Military Hospital VI based at Cologne. Robert had two service numbers - 2486 and 240466. His designated casualty number was 901780.
Robert left a war will dated 26th. November 1918 - 2nd Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry died 1st. April 1918 at Coln Germany. Effects of £52 0s 3d to Elizabeth Ann Hogg. She was still living at 17 Widdrington Terrace, North Shields.
Robert is commemorated at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany, Grave VIII B 8., on the ringers memorial plaque at Newcastle Cathedral, in the Central Council of Church Bellringers Great War Memorial Book below the ringing chamber at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and in the Durham Light Infantry Book of Remembrance.
Robert Hogg we have remembered you

This performance is linked to the event Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association — Ringing to Remember.

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