HOSKING, William Charles
(Service number 6/3046)

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Date 11 February 1885 Place of Birth Waimate

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Occupation Farm labourer
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Marital Status Married
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Date 2 December 1945 Age 60 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 5
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Charles Hosking was the oldest son of Charles Thomas and Mary Jane (née Oates) Hosking. He married Alice Jane Attewell in 1915. William was drawn in the 7th ballot in 1917.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 May 2019]; Waimate Cemetery record [13 May 2019]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 9 May 1917 (Papers Past) [29 April 2018]

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