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Henry Victor HOSKINS

Regimental number2663
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolArnot Street Council School, Walton, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
OccupationStation book keeper
Address11 Hale Road, Walton Liverpool, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Hoskins, 11 Hale Road, Walton Liverpool, England
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"His keeness to join to serve his country caused him to leave his work and journey into Adelaide to join Australian Light Horse - a distance of 200 miles from where he was working at the time. Being rejected for eyesight in Adelaide, he journeyed to Sydney and his services were accepted for the infantry." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe,Belgium
Age at death29
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row C, Grave No. 12A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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