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Walter Willoughby HOSKING

Regimental number592
Date of birth25 September 1881
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School, Norwood, South Australia; Burra and Norwood Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDudley Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs H D B Hosking, Dudley Street, Semphore, South Australia
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1916
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLa Plus Douva Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jonathan and Mary HOSKING; husband of Hilda HOSKING, 71 First Avenue, St. Peter's South Australia. Native of Burra, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major N I Hosking, R.C. D.S.O. 27th Battalion.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium

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