HOSKING, Robert James
(Service number 26742)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 2 August 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Schoolhouse, Addington
Occupation Gasmeter mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Marion CLEMENS (sister), 12 Percival Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Iron machinist


Date 13 September 1968 Age 77 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert James Hosking was the third son of Charles Thomas and Mary Jane (née Oates) Hosking. He married Rubina Walls in 1920.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 May 2019]

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