No.6932 Private Ludwig Henry Hogarth
Ludwig Henry Hogarth was born in 1897 at Cheltenham, Victoria to Hagbarth and Laura Hogarth (nee Sampson). His residential address was Queensville Street, West Footscray, Victoria.
Ludwig enlisted into the Army at Melbourne, Victoria on the 15 February 1917. He was aged twenty years and nine months and was five feet and three and a half inches tall. Ludwig weighed 133 pounds and had a chest measurement of 35 and a half inches. His complexion was listed as sallow, with brown eyes and black hair. His next of kin was listed as his father, Mr. Hagbarth Albert Hogarth, Queensville Street, West Footscray, Victoria. All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
Ludwig embarked on HMAT A11, "Ascanius" at Melbourne on 11 May 1917 and marched into 6th Training Battalion Rollestone on 20 July 1917. Overseas to France via South Hampton ex. 6th Training Battalion Fovant on 4 March 1918. He was taken on strength of 24th Battalion AIF from 19 Reinforcements 24th Infantry Battalion.
On the night of the 12/13 March, Ludwig was lying in a dug-out in the front line trenches near Warneton. A Minnenwerfer shell burst in the trench quite close to the dug-out, killing a comrade. Hogarth was so badly affected that he was immediately evacuated through the Regimental Aid Post. The incident was classified as Shell Shock 22 April 1918.
Ludwig returned to Australia per H.T. "Carpentaria" where he disembarked at Melbourne on 4 October 1918. He was discharged from the AIF at Melbourne, Medically unfit – Disability – Neurasthenia on 19 October 1918.
Ludwig married Ethel Agnes Steane in 1920 and they had one son Ludwig Hector Hogarth. According to the Commonwealth Electoral Roll Victoria 1946 Maribyrnong division, they were all living at 4 Ferguson Street, Footscray Victoria in 1946.
According to the Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 transcriptions Ludwig died in 1961 at Moon, Victoria aged 64.
Medals and Entitlements:
- British War Medal - 29 September 1921
- Victory Medal - 2 October 1920
NAA: B2455, HOGARTH L H 6932