|Place of birth||Balaclava, South Australia|
|School||Campbelltown and Wellington Road Public Schools|
|Address||Yacka, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, W Hosking, Yacka, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Helena Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||"He had an enviable disposition and great determination and courage. Most gentlemanly in manner. His C.O. in writing me mentioned him as one of the bravest under his command." Details from Father.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24.3|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: Ivor Wm Jas A Hosking of 27th Battalion, South Australia, returned.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Found guilty, 28 January 1915, of making an improper reply to an NCO, Mena, 27 January 1915: awarded 7 days confined to camp.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 23 July 1915; admitted to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 23 July 1915; died of wounds (gun shot wound, head), Hospital Ship 'Sicilia', 26 July 1915; buried at sea between Gallipoli and Malta.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOSKING Leslie Gordon|