Ernest Edward (Ernie) HOSKING


HOSKING, Ernest Edward

Service Number: 1055
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, January 1898
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Santa Marie College, Melbourne
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 April 1917
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1055, Melbourne, Victoria
3 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1055, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1055, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
23 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1055, 37th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Rachel Hosking

Ernest Edward Hosking was born into a respectable family, the son of Edward and Kate Hosking in 1899.

He was a single man employed as a driver before he enlisted for service in 1916. He grew up in Melbourne, Victoria and his religion was Church of England.

Ernie enlisted in the AIF on the 15th of February 1916. He embarked for service abroad on the HMAT A34 Persic from Melbourne on the 3rd of June. Ernest saw actiuon on the Western Front in France.

He was ultimately killed in France on the 23rd of April 1917 and was buried at the Bonjean Military Cemetary (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 13) Armentieres, France. His grave is still there to this day.