|Place of birth||Orange, New South Wales|
|Address||Westonia, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Rev. S Hotston, Balmoral Street, Hornsby, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Westonia, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium|
|Place of burial||Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 2), Vlamertinghe, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Sydney and Sarah HOTSTON. Native of Orange, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 161 Warrant Officer (Class II) Henry HOTSTON, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 November 1918; 27300 Gunner Roland Frederick HOTSTON, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 2 March 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 1 May 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 July 1917.
Wounded in action, 14 October 1917 shrapnel wounds, both legs, left arm), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance.
Died of wounds, 14 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOTSTON Sydney John|