Laid to rest at the Field of Honour

Not remembered on Christchurch Park Memorial

Image found at graveside.


Born: 1881, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Died: 14th August 1916; age: 35; Died of Diabetes. Served 14 years & 2 months.

Residence: 29, Bulstrode Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Date: 10th December 1900; Age: 19 years & 9 months; Occupation: Apprentice Blacksmith – Mr Brown, Woodbridge – 5 years; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 ins, fair complexion, hazel eyes & auburn hair.


Discharged: Diabetes – Total Incapacity; 18th February 1915, aged 33; Residence: 29, Bulstrode Road, Stoke, Ipswich; Occupation: Blacksmith. Character – Very Good.


Report of Medical Board – 4th February 1915.

On 19th November 1914 in France, he began to grow very thin and suffered daily from cramp of legs. He was invalided home and has improved but the chance of recovery is remote.

Result of active service due to worry and exposure in a predisposal subject – Permanent.

Peter had no earnings and was issued for his family 20/ a week for 6 months and 2/6 for each of 3 children.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 7301.

Regiment: Royal Engineers.

Medals Awarded: Somaliland. Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Peter was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Thomas William Hoggar, 36, an Iron Moulder, born Woodbridge.

Charlotte Hoggar (nee Playford), 36, born Reedham, Norfolk.

Thomas William Hoggar, 14, born Woodbridge – died 1901, Fulham, London.


1901   Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent.


Peter was 20 years old, a Soldier ranked Sapper for the Royal Engineers.


1911   104, Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Peter was 30 years old, a General Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Harriett, 25.

Robert, 8.

Thomas, 5.

Evelyn, 1.


In 1905, Paddington, London, Peter married Harriett Potter, born 1883, Luddesdown, Kent. They had 4 children:

Thomas William Hoggar, born March 1906, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Robert John Hoggar, born June 1907, Woodbridge.

Evelyn May Hoggar, born 1909, Woodbridge – died 1912, Woodbridge.

Irene Muriel Josephine Hoggar, born October 1914.


Probate to Harriett Riley (wife of Thomas Riley).


Peter is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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