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Martin Hosken ORCHARD

Regimental number4875
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Address174 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 2.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Orchard, 174 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2060302: 'No trace Germany, Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ORCHARD Martin Hosken
Red Cross File No 2060302

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