A Great War Royal Fusiliers Cunliffe-Owen Tribute Medal awarded to Private J.H. Hosking, 24th Service Battalion - 2nd Sportsman’s, Royal Fusiliers, one of the early volunteers, who as such was issued the Sportman’s Battalion Tribute Medal, he saw service out on the Western Front from 15th November 1915, and received shrapnel shell wounds in both feet on 10th May 1916, and then transferred to the Labour Corps in June 1917, and saw service with the 205th Employment Company from 6th July 1917.

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A Great War Royal Fusiliers Cunliffe-Owen Tribute Medal awarded to Private J.H. Hosking, 24th Service Battalion - 2nd Sportsman’s, Royal Fusiliers, one of the early volunteers, who as such was issued the Sportman’s Battalion Tribute Medal, he saw service out on the Western Front from 15th November 1915, and received shrapnel shell wounds in both feet on 10th May 1916, and then transferred to the Labour Corps in June 1917, and saw service with the 205th Employment Company from 6th July 1917.

Royal Fusiliers Tribute Medal, Silver, hallmarked, as issued to the volunteers in January 1915 by Sir Cunliffe-Owen and bearing the engraved service number ‘2668’ this being that of Private J.H. Hosking, 24th Service Battalion - 2nd Sportsman’s, Royal Fusiliers.

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John Henry Hosking was born in Plymouth, Devon, and having worked as a shop assistant, then attested for service with the British Army at London on 10th January 1915, joining as a Private (No.2668) the 24th Service Battalion - 2nd Sportsman’s, Royal Fusiliers, being one of the early volunteers and as such was issued the Sportman’s Battalion Tribute Medal.

Hosking saw service out on the Western Front from 15th November 1915, and received shrapnel shell wounds in both feet on 10th May 1916, and was evacuated to the 6th Field Ambulance. Hosking then transferred as a Private (No.222089) to the Labour Corps on 5th June 1917, and was posted to the 205th Employment Company on 6th July 1917, being eventually discharged in August 1919.