Gilbert Harold FOGG

FOGG, Gilbert Harold

Service Number: 1036
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 28 March 1898
Home Town: Strathpine, Moreton Bay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 January 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot 111, Row D, Grave 20,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Nambour Heroes Walk, Nambour Maroochy Shire War Dead Memorial, Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour, Samford War Memorial, Samson Vale Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1036, 41st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1036, 41st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Demosthenes embarkation_ship_number: A64 public_note: ''
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1036, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
22 Jan 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 1036, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Fogg and Margaret Emily Draper of Samson Creek via Strathpine, QLD

The Foggs of Samsonvale and Drapers of Bunya were pioneering families. Gilbert's Grandfather William Fogg was a well-known pioneer of the district
he was a member of the first Pine Divisional Board and also a director of the local butter factory at Samsonvale. The locality Draper was chosen to honour the pioneering Draper family. Gilbert enlisted in January 1916 at Brisbane. Gilbert was killed in action in France on 22nd January 1917. Gilbert's younger brother, Sydney [2876] enlisted as well, Sydney returned home.

Brother of 2876 Pte. Sydney James Fogg (/explore/people/354307) who enlisted while still aged under 16 years and who survived the war

His baby sister, Beatrice Margaret Fogg was born on 24 May 1903. Their mother died 2 days later and Beatrice only survived 20 days. They were buried together, and Margaret’s parents also share their grave at the Albany Creek Cemetery, Pine Rivers Memorial. William married Fanny Bell in 1905. Margaret and William’s first child was Gilbert Harold Fogg. He was a young man of 19 years and 4 months when he enlisted for the Great War on 25 January 1916 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He was allotted service number 1036 and embarked Sydney, New South Wales in May 1916. Gilbert was killed in action on 22 January 1917 in France and was buried at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal