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John Bruce HOSKING

Regimental number1959
Place of birthAlbert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Kilda Park State School, St Kilda, Victoria
Other trainingAccountancy
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Andrew Hosking, 95 Park Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Enlisted in January, 1915. Served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. Was the youngest of four brothers who all enlisted and saw service in France.'
FateDied of wounds 22 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah HOSKING, 15 Park Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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