The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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John Hogan


John Hogan was born on the 21st of April 1901 in the townland of Grawn (Garrane) near Nenagh in Co Tipperary to Michael Hogan and Johanna Kennedy. He was the fifth, and first son, of their nine children alive in 1911, one more dying in infancy. A further two boys were born in 1911 and 1913 while another died in 1912 aged five. Michael Hogan was an Agricultural Labourer and Herdsman. The family were living in Garrane in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses in a 3rd Class two-roomed house with a thatched roof.

John Hogan enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment at Nenagh in July 1918, giving his age as eighteen though he was only seventeen. He gave his occupation as Farm Labourer. He was posted to the 5th (Reserve) Battalion at Chatham in Kent and had presumably been home in Tipperary on leave. He travelled back to England on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October but he did not survive the sinking, nor was his body recovered. His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.



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