Death of 266353, Private James Ogg

1st/6th Gordon Highlanders, 25th April 1917

Gordon Highlanders Cap Badge, similar to the one which would have been worn by James Ogg

Banffshire Herald dated 5th May 1917

Extract from the above publication dated the 5th May 1917, Private James Ogg, previously reported wounded, died of wounds in the 26th General Hospital at Etaples, France, on 25th April. Private Ogg is the son of Mr and Mrs Ogg, Main Street, Newmill, with whom deepest sympathy is felt in their bereavement. Till the end he sent home cheery messages and hopes were entertained of his recovery. By his death, the life of a bright genial lad has been cut short. He joined-up at Keith about two years ago.


James Ogg was a native of Newmill, near Keith, Banffshire. He enlisted at Keith, Banffshire and served within the Gordon Highlanders, in the 6th Battalion and his military numbers were 12245 followed by 266353 and achieved the rank of Private. He served in the France / Belgium Theatres of War.

He died of wounds in the 26th General Hospital, Etaples, France on 25 April 1917 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France. His cause of death was given as Septic Poisoning.


James Ogg was born around 1897.

His family is shown as follows in the 1901 Census:-

Mother – Helen Ogg

Father – James Ogg

Sister – Maggie A. Ogg – aged 9

Sister – Helen Ogg – aged 7

Sister – Elizabeth – aged 6

Brother – William – aged 1

His family at the time of his death was shown as 13, Main Street, Newmill, Keith, Banffshire.


Following his death, James Ogg was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.


He is honoured and remembered on the Keith and the Newmill War Memorials, Banffshire.

Links to Additional Information

– Commonwealth War Graves Commission – James Ogg

– Lives of the First World War – James Ogg


Commonwealth War Graves Commission – James Ogg

Medal Index Card (on Ancestry)

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 (on Ancestry)

Medal Roll – Victory and British War Medal – Gordon Highlanders (on Ancestry)

Lives of the First World War from the Imperial War Museum

1901 Census

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