Donald Peter Brown HOSIE

Regimental number40951
Date of birth23 March 1895
Place of birthNaseby, Otago
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Hosie, Kirkland Hill, Kaikorai, Dunedin
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for NZEF enlistment on account of defective eyesight)
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Place of enlistmentDunedin
Rank on embarkationSergeant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on 14 March 1917
Final rankCorporal
Final unit2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XV, Row C, Grave No 13), nr Ieper, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Sarah Hosie, 'Tauranga', Wairoa St., Roslyn, Dunedin
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 14 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 May 1917, and marched into Sling Camp, and reverted to Temporary Corporal.

Promoted Corporal, 25 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 July 1917; joined 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 9 August 1917, and posted to 10th Company.

Reported missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 19 November 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 13
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18049999

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