David Hoskins

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40745
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 7th/8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 11.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 63 North Wellington Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Sack Cutter, A & S Henry, Victoria Rd, Calender, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Agnes Hoskins, 63 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Hoskins, 63 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Miss Margaret Black (partner) 107 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Children:

    1 Child (name unknown)

More about David Hoskins

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Cpl Henry Hoskins, 70273, Motor Transport, Army Service Corps.

David Hoskins   40745   King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Private David Hoskins, K.O.S.B., died of wounds, eldest son of Mrs Hoskins, 57 North Wellington Street, Dundee, was formerly employed as a sack cutter with Messrs A. & S. Henry, Victoria Road Calender.

Dundee People’s Journal 26th May 1917

HOSKINSDied of wounds received in action, on the 9th April, Private David Hoskins K.O.S.B., late of H.L.I., eldest son of Mr and Mrs Hoskins, 57 North Wellington Street, aged 20 years. – Inserted by his sweetheart, Maggie Black, 107 Alexander Street, also by his sorrowing parents, family and grandma, 11 Charles Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 26th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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