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Regimental number161
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sidney Hotston, Balmoral Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Discharge date24 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 27300 Gunner Roland Frederick HOTSTON, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 2 March 1919; 2863 Pte Sydney John HOTSTON, 51st Bn, killed in action, 14 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Darwin', 15 November 1918; disembarked Sydney, 26 December 1918; discharged, Sydney, 24 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 December 1963
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOTSTON Henry

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