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John Pengilly HOSKING

Regimental number4989
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPulteney Grammar School
Other trainingSchool of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoiler maker
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Hosking, 112 Hurtle Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service12th Australian Field AB; Served in the Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date28 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4989A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Left Australia on 24th December, 1917 on S.S. Ulysses, acting at 2 M.S. rank of Corporal (temporary), 14th to 32nd Battalion. Transferred in England to 50th Battalion.' (details from father)
FateDied of wounds 8 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCroiuy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 5), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Letita HOSKING, 112 Hurtle Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Hannibal Leslie HOSKING, 27th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).

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