576330 Pte Rowland Kenneth John Hogg S.A.S.C
Rowland Kenneth John Hogg attested into the 14th Motor Brigade Signal Squadron of the South African Corps of Signals on the 04/02/1943. He was a student at the time and was 19 yrs and 8 month s old. He was born on the 08/05/1923. His next of kin was his Father J.R.P Hogg who lived at 59 Evans Road in Glenwood, Durban, Natal.
He was on strength with the 14th Motor Brigade Signals Squadron as from the 15/02/1943. Prior to sailing “up North” he was given 25 days leave. On the 19/04/1943 he embarked at Durban for the Suez and disembarked on the 30/04/1943. On the 18/11/1943 he was taken off strength of the 14th MTBS and posted to the WR/DLR Regiment (Witwatersrand Rifles/De La Rey Regiment). He served with the Regiment until he was admitted to Hospital on the 14/08/1944, discharged a week later he was re admitted on the 12/09/1944. Hogg returned to the WD/DLR Regiment and remained on strength until he was posted back to the 14th MBSS on the 27/05/1945. A week later he was transferred to HQ 6 ADS. Rowland Hogg was to stay in Egypt until the 09/01/1946 when he set sail for the Union. He was finally discharged with full benefits on the 26/02/1946.
His post discharge employment and address given was as a student at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus.
He must have been the “talk of the town” at University when he arrived to continue his studies with 6 medal ribbons on his chest … His medals were dispatched on the 17/04/1956.
Medals mounted as worn and sold with several pages pf research from the SANDF Archives.