Bogle William

Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 

William Bogle was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on 28th August 1873, his mother was Jane Bogle nee Mahon, his father was Robert Bogle.

Ireland, Civil registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958.

This document shows the date of registration of the marriage between William’s parents to be 1868, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.  Family Trees. Perry Family Tree

William’s family tree is shown on Ancestry. He had two sisters, Rebecca born in 1865 and Elizabeth Jane born in 1869. Ireland Census 1901

Rebecca married Charles Gourley and they are shown to be living at Kilcroagh,  Castlederg, Tyrone with two children and Robert Bogle (her father) age 70 shown as Father in Law. Family Trees. Colhoun  Family Tree

Elizabeth Jane married  Joseph Dougherty a widower. They had five children by 1911, Louisa Jane, 17, Robert, 16, Ellen 15, William James, 11, Nora Reid, 10.

William Bogle enlisted for 12 years service with  The 4th Inniskilling Dragoon Regiment on 14th February 1891, he was a cabinet maker by trade . His Next of kin was listed as Jane Bogle (Mother) of 2 Lower Road, Londonderry.
William’s Regimental number was C – 433 – B 
He was transferred to The 6th Dragoons Regiment in November 1899.
He served in India between September 1894 – January 1899 and South Africa between January 1900 – August 1902 and was awarded the South African Queen’s medal with Clasps, and The King’s Medal with clasps.
 After leaving The Dragoons in 1903 having completed  12 years service, William met his wife Elizabeth Downie and they emigrated to Canada.
I contacted the owner of the Colhoun Family Tree on,  and the following  information is supplied by her.
William Bogle arrived at Quebec age 30. Nationality Irish on 9th May 1906 “Athenia”
Lizzie Bogle arrived at Quebec aged 28. Nationality Irish on 28 Sept 1906 “Canada” .
William Bogle married Elizabeth Downey (Downie) half sister (through their mother) to Samuel Colhoun in Londonderry Ireland. William and Elizabeth moved to Canada I believe because she had relatives on her fathers side over there. I believe they may have lived at a place called Swilly Farm, Ericksdale, Manitoba as Samuel emigrated over there with his son Ernest and we are led to believe that they lived with William and Elizabeth, and that is the address given to my grandfather in Australia. We do know that Samuel went back to Ireland, leaving Ernest to live with his aunt and uncle.
I do not believe there were any children from this relationship.
Library of Canada, Attestation Papers for Private 871099 William Bogle.
William enlisted in Winnipeg Manitoba into the 183rd Battalion on 8th February 1916 and was later transferred to 1st Battalion Canadian Labour Corps, his regimental number was 871099.
He gave his trade as Carpenter and had a distinguishing mark of a Tattoo depicting a female head on his left forearm which was valued as £3 in 1904.
He gave his address as 466 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba and his next of kin as Mrs Lizzie Bogle. He gave his date of birth as 26th August 1877 which made him appear to be 4 years younger than he actually was, bearing in mind that he was actually 43 years of age.
After training in Canada, William sailed for England from Halifax on S.S.Missanabie and the second part of the journey was on the S.S.Saxonia.
On arrival in England he was posted to Whitley Army Camp on 13/10/16 and was awarded the position of Acting Lance Corporal on 23/10/16 but he reverted to ranks at his own request on 16/11/16.
William was to remain at Whitley Camp until 16/11/16 when he was transferred to Seaford Army Camp and proceeded overseas on 8/2/17 where he remained until 20/4/18. On his return to the U.K. he was posted to Inchcliffe, Liverpool and eventually to Kinmel Park Army Camp for repatriation on 22/1/19.

Kinmel Park Camp was a segregation camp used to house Canadian Soldiers awaiting repatriation to Canada after the end of WW1. Unfortunately the conditions at that time were extremely harsh with a lack of every kind of commodity, the camp was overcrowded and the services were poor, there were shortages of clothing, food and blankets. As a result of this situation, a vast number of servicemen and women became ill and many succumbed to the Influenza Epidemic or complications associated with this infection.

Unfortunately William contracted Influenza and died on 10th February at 9th General Hospital.
William is buried in St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Bodelwyddan.

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