William Thomas Hogg
William Thomas Hogg, known as Bill, was born in Frampton on 10 November 1896, the eldest child of George William Hogg and Clara Elizabeth née Hunt, the widow of Edwin Leighton. George was a farm labourer and by 1911 Bill was similarly employed, and still living with his family which included his next brother, Albert Edward.
Bill was recorded as an absent voter from 1918 to 1922, a longer time than most. It seems possible, although not proven (as few records have survived), that he may have served with the Army Service Corps, later the Royal Army Service Corps, for a William Thomas Hogg, originally in the Territorial Force, re-enlisted with them on 7 April 1919, and this coincides with Bill's extended absence from home. If this were correct, he would also appear to have been awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. What is certain, however, is that the plaque in the village hall commemorates Bill's service during the war.
In 1927 Bill, then a labourer, married Edith Marion, sister of Clevedon Wells, Christopher Charles and Edgar John Fryer. As their family grew he became a stoker at Cadbury's factory and the couple had three daughters: May, Kathleen and Eileen. By this time the family were living at Parks Cottage on The Green. William Thomas Hogg was buried on 24 October 1960 in St Mary's churchyard.