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Gustave George HOSIE

Regimental number2844
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
SchoolBairnsdale State School, Bairnsdale, Victoria
AddressLigar Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert R Hosie, Ligar Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the 13th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Bairnsdale, Victoria.
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emily HOSIE, Ligar Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1948 Pte Russell William HOSIE, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916; to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 April 1916; rejoined 59th Bn, Hog's Back, 11 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.

Handwritten note, Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5J90.43 to 5K0.2.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOSIE Gustave George
Red Cross file 1370701

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