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Roland Frederick HOTSTON

Regimental number27300
Place of birthBlack Mountain, New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
Address220 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Hotston, Hornsby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date2 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Division Artillery, 12 March 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 March 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to unit, 2 April 1917.

On leave to Paris, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 March 1918.

On leave to Nice, 11 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 August 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 December 1918 (impetigo); transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 December 1918; to England, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Portsmouth, 21 December 1918 (abscess, buttock); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 January 1919; discharged on furlough, 13 January 1919, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 27 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 24 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 2 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOTSTON Roland Frederick

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