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Sydney John HOTSTON

Regimental number2863
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressWestonia, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Next of kinFather, Rev. S Hotston, Balmoral Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWestonia, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Place of burialBrandhoek 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
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney and Sarah HOTSTON. Native of Orange, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOTSTON Sydney John

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