The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

William Hoskins

William Hoskins served with the South Wales Borderers and was killed in action in October 1918. Enlisted at Bridgend into the Glamorgan Yeomanry but joined the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, in France. William was killed in action during the advance towards Menin from Ypres on 15 October 1918.

The information on William Hoskins has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameWilliam Hoskins
Date of Death15th October 1918
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death24
Unit and RegimentSouth Wales Borderers; 2nd Bn.
Service Number39620
Additional Information
Remembrance Grave  WHERE  
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family DetailsWilliam was born in Devonport, the son of John and Clara Hosking. His sister, Mrs Annie Lewis, lived at Bridgend Cottage, Abercrave, and William later lived at 5, Brickyard, Abercrave, and worked as a collier.
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