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William James HOSE

Regimental number461
Place of birthGympie Qld
AddressPomona, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Hose, Pomona, Queensland
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll461A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Medaille D'Honneur Avec Glaives (en Argent)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the offensive east of HAMEL on the morning of the 8th August, 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of the pack animals attached to "C" Battery. About forty minutes after Zero when the guns were to go forward, he had great difficulty in getting his mules up to the guns, owing to shell fire and casualties to his drivers. The mules became demoralised by the heavy shelling. Notwithstanding this, by his indomitable pluck and perseverance, he got the guns forward. his actions in tenaciously sticking to his task under such adverse circumstances set his follows a splendid example and was most praiseworthy.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Medaille d'Honneur, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 February 1973

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