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William HOSKINS

Regimental number1756
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
Other NamesFOLEY, Michael Vincent
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinHarry Hoskins, Cliff Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 07-14 August 1915
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
32
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Nora FOLEY; husband of Catherine FOLEY, Queen Street, Waimate, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Found guilty, 28 June 1915, of disobeying an order: awarded 25 days Field Punishment No. 2.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7-14 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOSKINS William

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