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Remembered Today:

Pte Allan Andrew Hosking 2nd Bn Hampshire Regt


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Initials: A A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 02/01/1916

Service No: 16928

Additional information: Son of Henry W. and Aris Hosking, of 13, Maida Hill West, Maida Vale, Paddington, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: J. 102.


Born: Paddington, London

Enlisted: Marylebone, London

Residence: Paddington, London

Died How: Died of wounds


[details from the CWGC & SDGW]

The 2nd Hampshires were amongst the first to land at Gallipoli and amongst the last to leave. They saw service at Cape Helles and at Suvla. After the evacuation of the latter, they went back to Helles again at the end of December 1915. On the 31st they "moved forward to the Eski Line - position held between Krithia Nullah and Achi Baba Nulla. One company in Redoubt Line. Machine guns and party of 20 bombers reinforced 1st Essex in firing line between East and West Krithia Nullahs." [details from Ray Westlake's 'British Regiments at Gallipoli']

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16928 Private Hosking died of wounds (G.S.W. thigh) at 11th Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli.

He is, I believe, the last other rank from the Hampshires to be killed at Gallipoli who has an identified grave, 2/Lieut Lambourne being the last officer. As with most units, the vast majority of Hampshire Regiment fatalities at Gallipoli have no known grave and are commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

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