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Walter Hogg (1879–1940)

The death occurred, yesterday in Launceston of Mr. Walter Hogg, who was appointed secretary of the Launceston Fire Brigade Board last January in succession to Mr. Keith Ritchie. Mr. Hogg had been in ill-health for about nine months, however, and was never well enough to take over the position, Mr. Ritchie acting as secretary in the meantime.

Mr. Hogg, who was aged 61 years, was a son of the late Mr. Thomas Hogg, headmaster of the Collegiate Institute, Launceston, and a noted Tasmanian cricketer, who was particularly remembered for dismissing Dr. W. G. Grace when an English team visited Tasmania.

Mr. Walter Hogg was educated at the Launceston Church Grammar School, and soon after leaving school joined the London and Lancashire Insurance Company. A fully-qualified accountant, he was accountant of the Launceston branch of the company, with which he was associated for about 40 years, at his death, and was acting manager four years ago when Mr. Keith Ritchie was abroad.

In his youth Mr. Hogg was particularly interested in rowing in which he took an active part as a member of the Tamar Rowing Club. He was secretary of the club for many years.

Mr. Hogg married Miss Elsie Stokell, a daughter of the late Dr. George Stokell, of Campbell Town. Mrs. Hogg and two sons, Messrs. T. G. Hogg (Devonport) and K. B. Hogg (Launceston), survive him. Miss Mary Hogg, of Trevallyn, is a sister, and Dr. Charles A. Hogg (Sydney) a brother.

The funeral will take place to-day at 3.30 p.m. at Carr Villa cemetery.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


30 July, 1940 (aged ~ 61)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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