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  • Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe who is Henry Taylor D'Hooghe's great nephew.
Person Details
He was the son of Thomas Henry and Kate Clara D'Hooghe of 64 Robin Hood Chase Nottingham. He was Christened as Henry Taylor but known as 'Jack' by family and friends.
03 Jul 1916
23
756844 - CWGC Website
19053
Lance Corporal
Suffolk Regiment
Thiepval Memorial Jonathan D’Hooghe notes ‘He enlisted with his brother (my grandfather) 17964 Philip James D’Hooghe in the Hussars in August 1914. My grandfather was wounded with the loss of an eye in September 1915 and he lived until 1979. My great grandmother, Kate, refused to believe that her son was dead as his body was never identified. I attach a photo of Jack and a photo of his mother’s headstone as even after her death in 1954, she still would not accept he was dead. My grandfather did not die in the war but did spend time with his eye wound at the Nottingham Eye Infirmary.’ (See photos)
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  • Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe who is Henry Taylor D'Hooghe's great nephew.
    Henry Taylor D' Hooghe - Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe who is Henry Taylor D'Hooghe's great nephew.
  • Courtesy of Jonanthan D'Hooghe
    The grave of Kate Clara D'Hooghe mother of 'Jack'. - Courtesy of Jonanthan D'Hooghe
  • Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe
    'This photo shows my grandfather sitting on the table with his cap tipped over his lost eye. (his friend) Jock Skerritt is standing at the back.' - Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe
  • Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe
    ‘This photo shows men outside the Eye Infirmary doorway on the Ropewalk Nottingham. My grandfather (17964 Pte P J D’Hooghe 20th Hussars) is in the middle of the back row without a hat between the two Aussies. His mate Jock Skerritt is sitting on the right in the front row with a large patch on his left eye.’ - Courtesy of Jonathan D'Hooghe