9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
06/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Hogshaw was the youngest son of James and Martha Hogshaw of Crossglebe, Sandholes, Cookstown. He was an active member of Sandholes Presbyterian Church and Sandholes LOL, and was a member of Dungannon Company of Ulster Volunteers.
When the Ulster Division was formed he volunteered for service though only 17. Robert was wounded and spent some time in base hospital before rejoining his unit in Belgium. Robert Hogshaw was killed by a trench mortar.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.