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Clement Alan HOSKIN

Regimental number128
Place of birthBallarat Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCompositor
Address27 Hotham Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJ A Hoskin, 27 Hotham Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military service30th Company, Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on ZONNEBEKE Road, near YPRES, on 26th October, 1917 L/Cpl. HOSKIN was in charge of a stretcher squad on a post where heavy shell fire was of almost constant duration. By his unselfish devotiion to duty and untiring energy he maintained this important link in the line of casualty evacuations, sticking to his post after his shelter had sustained a direct hit, directing his men and setting them a fine example of coolness and devotion to the interests of his wounded patients. His work was of the greatest value and his example a fine incentive to the less experienced bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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