Names on Enmore Green War Memorial

Thomas Frank Hoskins

Surname: Hoskins
Other names: Thomas Frank
Other people in this story:
John Charles Hoskins
Rosina Hoskins (née Tullett)
Harold Hoskins
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Long Cross, Enmore Green
Great Yeatmans, Tout Hill, Shaftesbury
Tredegar, Monmouthshire
Newport, Monmouthshire
Kilmington St. Mary, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
St. Mary's Church, Kilmington

Story:
Thomas Frank Hoskins was born in 17th November 1891 at Kilmington St. Mary, Wiltshire (his birth being registered at Mere, Wiltshire). He was baptised at St. Mary's Church, Kilmington, on 3rd November 1892. He was the son of John Charles Hoskins, an agricultural labourer, and Rosina Hoskins (née Tullett). His siblings included Harold, born in 1884, who died at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916. The 1911 Census shows the family living at Great Yeatmans, Tout Hill, Shaftesbury. Thomas had, however, by this time moved to Tredegar, Monmouthshire, and at the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a Coal Hewer. He enlisted in Newport, Monmouthshire as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the South Wales Borderers (Service No. 11881). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 8th September 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier & Face 4 A). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. Thomas and Harold's mother, Rosina, also died in 1916.

Images:
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 3
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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