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William Henry HOSKIN

Regimental number5379
Place of birthLismore, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWyrallah, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W H Hoskin, Wyrallah, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 June 1916. Taken on strength, 9th Bn, 29 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station (shell wound, knee and thigh); to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Treport, 8 May 1917. Transferred to England, 14 May 1917; admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 15 May 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 June 1917. Granted furlough, 11 June 1917, to report to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1917. Promoted Corporal, 13 September 1918; Sergeant, 24 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 July 1919; discharged, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1968

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