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Cornelius Placid (Con) Hogan (1912–1942)

from Southern Mail

The sad news that Mr. Con [Cornelius Placid] Hogan had been killed in action in New Guinea was conveyed to Mrs. Hogan this week. Con was one of the most popular men in Bowral, and the deepest sympathy is expressed with Mrs. Hogan and her young family.

Rev. L. A. Pearce writes: — I was brought into touch with Con Hogan almost every day. and admired his open nature and manly qualities. He often spoke to me about his army work, in which he was so interested. He liked handling and training men, winning their confidence by his natural ability and attractive personality. He knew that I had a son in Africa, and when the long-expected letters came, he, with his smiling face, would say 'I have the letter you want so much.' He seemed to rejoice in bringing such letters. He was the same to everyone, taking a personal interest in their affairs and sharing their joys. Many will be grieved to know of his death in action, so soon after leaving Bowral. He gave his all for his country.

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'Hogan, Cornelius Placid (Con) (1912–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


17 June, 1912
Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 October, 1942 (aged 30)
Papua New Guinea

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service