The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hosking
First Name:
Aubrey
Nick Name:
Aub
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX10097
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
Discharged:
7.02.1946
DOB:
24.02.1919
Place of Birth:
South Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Hosking
Mothers's Name:
Violet Louisa Hosking
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk at the Crown Law Court
Singapore:
Selarang Barracks Changi (clerical); Garden Control Party; Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome; A.H.G. Roberts Barracks Changi; Convalescent Depot; Changi Gaol Camp
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Labuan by aircraft (malaria); Morotai (3 weeks)-Balikapan 2/2 H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Wanganella; Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Hosking, Hoppe, Grundy, Eastwood, Cosson & Pickett

Aub Hosking, Vern Hoppe, Billy Grundy, Harold Eastwood, Ted Cosson and Harry Pickett.

 

Hosking was wounded in action at Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942 and admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital.  Following an operation he lost 5″ of tibia and it was 12 months before he could walk.  Japanese gave him a ‘B’ Class Medical Certificate, the second highest classification for the medically unfit.

 

 

Aub Hosking was recovered from Changi 4 September 1945.

Aubrey passed away aged 86, August 1 2005, at Bermagui, NSW.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Aerodrome - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
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