Hogan, John (No. 194182)

Hogan, John

Leading Boatman

No. 194182 (Dev), Tara War Signal Station, Royal Navy

Died as the result of an accident on Sunday 20 September 1914 (aged 36)


Portaferry Roman Catholic Churchyard (Near South Boundary)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family grave headstone in Portaferry Roman Catholic Churchyard


John Hogan was born on 9 January 1878 in Garrycahara, Fermoy, Co Cork and he was a son of John and Ellen Hogan (nee Keeffe).

John Hogan and Catherine (Kate) O’Connell (sometimes Connell) were married on 27 July 1897 in Ballynoe Roman Catholic Church, Fermoy, Co Cork.

John Hogan and his wife Kate moved to Portaferry where they lived at Derry Cottages.

John Hogan worked as a labourer and a seaman before he joined the Royal Navy Coast Guard and he and Kate had at least three children:

William (born 13 November 1906 in Garrycahara, Cork; died 8 July 1934 aged 27)

Mary Ellen (born 11 April 1913 at Tara, Portaferry)

Kathleen Elizabeth (born 10 January 1915 at Tara, Portaferry – four months after her father died; died 23 February 1944 aged 29)

Leading Boatman John Hogan was stationed at Tara War Signal Station, Portaferry where he monitored shipping and he was 36 when he died on 20 September 1914 at Ballyfounder, Portaferry after fracturing his skull in an accident.  An inquest was held on 21 September 1914.

Leading Boatman John Hogan was buried in Portaferry Roman Catholic Churchyard and he is commemorated there on the Hogan family grave headstone.

Kate Hogan died on 13 February 1937 (aged 63).