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John Hogan

What we know about this image :

John Hogan  was born in Seaton Carew on the 14th July 1882. He lost his life on the  22nd December 1914 while serving in the Royal Navy Reserve.

 The photograph was apparently taken while Robina was in mourning after the death of her husband.  John has been superimposed somehow onto the photograph as when it was taken he had already been lost at sea.


John and Robina Hogan. The small boy is their son John, about 3 years old. Directly in front of him is the eldest sister Annie, aged 6, next to her is Edith, aged 4, who sadly passed away sometime later.

The youngest child on his mother's knee is Bernard, who was 3 or 4 months old. 

Donor : Brian Hogan


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