Roland William Hosken

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Roland William Hosken

Birthplace: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Death: May 13, 1917 (27)
France (World War I: Died of Wounds)
Place of Burial: Grevillers, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Hosken and Maud Maria Hosken
Brother of Henry Percy Hosken; Edith Winifred Hosken and Grace Hosken

Service No:: WWI 2432
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About Roland William Hosken

On 3 April 1917 Alicia Mary Kelly (1874-1942) was promoted from staff nurse to sister. She was on duty at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Grevillers when Private Roland William Hosken (first AIF, No. 2432, 58th Bn, 5th Reinforcements) was admitted with serious wounds. Born at Carlton in Victoria, Australia on 12 April 1890, Roland enlisted in Melbourne and was transferred to 58th Battalion in France on 7 March. He was wounded in action on 12 May 1917, receiving gunshot wounds to right temple, groin and leg. Roland died the following day, 13 May 1917, and was buried by TC Walker at Grevillers British Cemetery. At their request, photographs of his grave were sent to his mother, Maud Marie Hosken at Canterbury in Victoria, Australia, and Alicia, then at No. 3 Australian General Hospital in Lemnos, Greece. - Debbie McCauley (9 April 2020).

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Roland William Hosken's Timeline

April 12, 1890
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
May 13, 1917
Age 27
May 13, 1917
Age 27
Grevillers, Picardie, France