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HOSKINS, William Willoughby
(Service number 6/2670)

Aliases
First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Winchester
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin A. Hoskins (father), Winchester
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 1 May 1918 Age 25
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Memorial Reference I. D. 31
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; Winchester War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Albert & Mary Ann Hoskins of 363 Childers Rd, Gisborne. Native of Winchester. Also served in Gallipoli & Egylpt

Sources

Cenotaph Mar 2014

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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