Albert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
(Images courtesy of David Tout: picture: the only one we have of him, taken at 26 copper field road, Ipswich, with my auntie Muriel.)
Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 25th October 1942; age 22.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 6022109.
Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 2nd Battalion.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Jane Hosking, of Ipswich.
Father: Charles Hosking, born 1879, West Ham, Essex.
Mother: Jane Hosking (nee Sippett), born 1880, West Ham, Essex.
King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 2nd Battalion.
The Battalion was part of Pivot Group, near Wadi el Nagamish, Egypt. They fought almost to the last at Sidi Rezegh, with only 55 men of all ranks escaping the battle where the regiment’s 23rd VC was won. It served with 7th Armoured Division throughout the North African Campaign until 4th Armoured Brigade was detached from the Division after El Alamein.