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William Young HOSWELL

Regimental number5035
Date of birth1896
Place of birthEugowra, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouthern Cross, Orange Road, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G H Hoswell, Southern Cross, Forbes, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21.1
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialToronto Avenue Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 21), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ada HOSWELL, Southern Cross, Forbes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins both killed in action: Pte G Hoswell of Forbes, New South Wales and Pte C Stanton of Lithgow, New South Wales
Other detailsSon of George Henry and Ada Clara (nee Stanton) Hoswell

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