Harold Percival Hoskins on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Harold Percival Hoskins

Surname: Hoskins
Other names: Harold Percival
Other people in this story:
John Charles Hoskins
Rosina Hoskins (née Tullett)
Thomas Frank Hoskins
Clarence` Hoskins
Locations in this story:
Long Cross, Enmore Green
Motcombe, Dorset

Harold Percival Hoskins was born on 24th July 1897 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of John Charles Hoskins, an agricultural labourer, and Rosina Hoskins (née Tullett). His siblings included Thomas Frank Hoskins, born in 1892, who died  in the war on 8th September 1916 and Clarence Hoskins who survived the conflict.  At the time of the 1911 Census Harold was single, a scholar and living in the family home at Long Cross, Enmore Green. He enlisted on 13th September 1913 into the Royal Navy (Service No. J/27193) and was assigned to HMS Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class. Following training he was posted to HMS Invincible and in due time held the rank of Able Seaman. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on board HMS Invincible at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916 and his name appears on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 13). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. Harold and Thomas' mother, Rosina, also died in 1916.

Source: Photographs of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial taken by Richard Lunn.

  • Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Thomas Frank Hoskins