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Robert John Ogle

Rank: Private
Street: 30 Ashmore Road
Townland: Paddington
Town/Village: London
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: England
Alternative Address: Longford, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at 30 Ashmore Road, Paddington, London (link to paid website below)
Regiment/Unit: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars & Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 13733/ [3782]
Date of Death: 12-10-1916
Cause: Died of Wounds, Battle of the Somme, France
Memorial: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France

Robert John was born 7 December 1872 in Co. Longford; his father was a farrier who served with the 8th Royal Hussars, British Army*.  On the 29 January 1907 at St. Chad's in Hackney, Robert married Maud Twining, a Londoner from Bow. By the time of the 1911 Census, Robert was living in Paddington with his wife and their children Robert, May and Frederick; Olive, Barbara, Gwendoline and Harry were born later. He was working as a Horse-keeper to carriers (seemingly Pickford's)

Pte Ogle had a long military career, having previously served with the 11th Hussars on the Punjab Frontier in India (1897-98). He died during the Battle of the Somme. He may have been attached to the 1st Wiltshires at the time, who were in the trenches at Thiepval in October 1916. 

Parents Names: Son of Joseph Henry Ogle and Sarah Alice (née Hasseltine/ Haxeltine).
Notes: Select Births & Baptisms FHL Film No 255863. *Robert's mother, Sarah, died in India in 1897, likely when her husband/ family was in service there. Pte Ogle may have attached to the 1st Wiltshires at the time of his death; they were in the trenches at Thiepval in October 1916.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth

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