The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Lance Corporal
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- South Perth, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Edward Hosking
- Mothers's Name:
- Violet Louisa Hosking
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Clerk at the Crown Law Court
- 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.
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.
- Changi Aerodrome - Singapore
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore