CAR Hoggan Father Letter
17th October 1921
Dear Mr Christison
I am unable to furnish you with the particulars you ask for. My son joined the 16th Middlesex and served as a private in the trenches at Loos Lens Bethune and many other places. Afterwards he attained a commission which is dated 5th August 1916 and when he was killed in action 30th May1918 he was Lieutenant in the 46th Batt of the Machine Gun Company. 
He lies buried in Fourquieres-les-Bethune Churchyard Extension South West of Bethune, Grave r. 9 Plot 3 Row C. What actions he took part in I do not know, but his commanding Officer wrote “He was a splendid officer, always so cheery & willing to do any job that he was asked to do. Such a nice boy, so popular with everyone, officers and men”.
I enclose a photograph. The College already possess on, so please return this one when done with. 
You have set me a task from which I have shrunk hitherto.
Yours very truly,