HOSKINS, Albert Howard
(Service number 88139)
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|Date||17 June 1898||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||29 July 1918||Age||20 years|
|Address at Enlistment||60 Lower High Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment Territorials|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Minnie Laura HOSKINS (mother) 60 Lower High Street, Waimate|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
inspector of schools
|Date||9 July 1988||Age||90 years|
|Place of Death||Auckland|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated & ashes buried CPurewa Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Block X, Row 064, Plot 026|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Albert Howard Hoskins was born on 17 June 1898 at Waimate, the elder child and only son of Albert James and Minnie Laura (née Staples) Hoskins. Albert, junior enlisted on 29 July 1918 after he was called up. He as a law student, currently studying and serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment. Giving his home address, he named his mother as next-of-kin - Mrs Minnie Laura Hoskins, 60 Lower High Street, Waimate. He was a member of the South Canterbury quota of the Forty-sixth Reinforcements which left Timaru by the north express on 9 September 1918 after parading at the drill hall. A. H. Hoskins did not serve overseas.
He married Edna Lilian Peverill in 1926. Albert Howard Hoskins died on 9 July 1888 at Auckland, aged 90 years. Edna had died in 1985. Both were cremated and their ashes were interred at Purewa Cemetery, Auckland.
Timaru Herald, 7 September 1918 (Papers Past) [08 October 2021; 02 February 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 January 2022]; Purewa Cemetery cremation & burial records (Cemetery microfiches held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [31 January 2022]
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