|Place of birth||Black Mountain, New South Wales|
|Address||220 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, S Hotston, Hornsby, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Divisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 9|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||25/90/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Division Ammunition Column|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOTSTON Roland Frederick|