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Robert Andrew HOSE

Regimental number114
Place of birthWarrnambool Vic
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinGeorge Hose, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Courage and resource and fine example to men. (Near Beaumetz les Cambrai 12-13 May 1917).
Recommendation date: 16 May 1917

FateDied of wounds 18 May 1917
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'Near BEAUMETZ les CAMBRAI on night 12/13th May he was in charge of two guns en route from BEUGNY to near DOIGNIES under the direction of another N.C.O. as guide, when they reached a point in the road that was suddenly shelled. The second shell killed the guide and his horse and wounded Sergeant HOSE, who, however, remainined, kept control of the teams and led them away from the shelling at a trot, to a safe position about half a mile away. On being lifted from his horse Sergeant HOSE was found to have sustained severe wounds in the leg, forearm and side and is now in a serious condition. He set a very fine example to the men, and by his prompt action prevented further casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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