|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Naseby, Otago|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, R Hosie, Kirkland Hill, Kaikorai, Dunedin|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for NZEF enlistment on account of defective eyesight)|
|Place of enlistment||Dunedin|
|Rank on embarkation||Sergeant|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on
|Final unit||2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Passchendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XV, Row C, Grave No 13), nr Ieper, Belgium|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Sarah Hosie, 'Tauranga', Wairoa St., Roslyn, Dunedin|
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
|Sources||Nominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 13
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18049999
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