Hoste, Albert: Service no. 189776

Digitized Service Record

Source: Chatham-Kent Cemeteries


Hoste, Albert Service no. 189776. Contributed by a family member.
Posted by Henry VanHaren Hoste, Albert, Pte. C. E. F., 18th Bttn 5/30/1885 – 2/3/1937, lot # East 2. Source: Chatham-Kent Cemeteries

Summary of Service for Private Albert Hoste, reg. no. 189776

May 30, 1885BornOstend, Belgium
1911Canadian CensusThere is no record of an Albert Hoste in Ontario for this census.
January 3, 1916Enlist with 91st BattalionJoins the 91st Battalion at St. Thomas, Ontario and lists his mother, Sophia Twisselman of Ostend, Belgium as his next-of-kin.
February 28/29 1916Transfered to the 186th Overseas BattalionService card shows Private Hoste’s original reg. no. was 880211 and was changed to 189776 when he transferred to 186th Battalion.
September 13, 1916Camp Borden, OntarioRoutine Medical Exam.
September 27, 1916Fills out “Particulars of Family of and Officer or Man Enlisted in C.E.F.”This form indicates that his parents are both alive:



Father: John Hoste, 49 Prince Albert Laan, Ostend, Belgium.


Mother: Sophie Hoste, 49 Prince Albert Laan, Ostend, Belgium.


February 23, 1917Enters London (Ontario) Military HospitalSuffering from otitis media, an inflammatory disease of the middle ear.
March 13, 1917Leaves London Military HospitalHealed. Discharged to duty.
March 25, 1917Embarks S.S. Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia 
April 1917Assigned PayPrivate Hoste assigns $15.00 per month to an account at the Bank of Montreal, Chatham, Ontario for himself.
April 7, 1917Debarks Liverpool, England 
April 7, 1917Bramshott, EnglandAssigned to Segregation Camp, then to 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion.
June 18, 1917Struck off strengthSOS 4th Reserve Battalion to be assigned 18th Battalion, France.
June 17, 1917Arrives 2nd Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, FranceDating of the SOS above and this entry probably a clerical error.
July 8, 1917Arrives with the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion 
August 18, 1917Arrives 18th BattalionPrivate Hoste was one of 23 men that arrived that night as reinforcements.
December 22, 1917Trench ShinsBattalion out of the line at Villers Au Bois for rest and refit. Due to trench shins, Private Hoste is moved out of the line and goes to the 4th and then the 5 Canadian Field Ambulance for treatment.
December 24, 1917Trench ShinsTransferred to 12th Canadian Field Ambulance. It is not apparent why Private Hoste is transferred to three field ambulances for his treatment.
January 1, 1918Trench FeverTransferred to No. 22 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
January 3, 1918Trench ShinsTransferred to No. 18 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
January 6, 1918I.C.T. ( I.C.T. was a general term for suppurating skin diseases (Pyodermia), caused mainly due to parasitic disease, but did not include scabies.)Transferred to No. 83 General Hospital.
January 10, 1918Transferred to EnglandA.T. St. Denis (no reference to this place found.)
January 10, 1918Stops Assigned Pay 
January 19, 1918Bramshott CampPosted to W.O.R.D. (Western Ontario Regiment Depot)
July 11, 1918Military Convalescent Hospital, EpsomMedical board reviews case and indicates Private Hoste is not fit for active duty for combat. The medical exam is concerned with a hearing impairment and the I.C.T. It does not recommend he be sent to Canada at this time.
August 6, 1918Witley CampPosted to 2nd Canadian Convalescent Depot.
September 7, 1918Witley CampReleased from 2nd Canadian Convalescent Depot.
September 9, 1918Witley CampAssigned to a Canadian Convalescent Depot.
October 7, 1918Witley CampStruck of Strength and transferred to the C.E.F. in Canada.
October 10, 1918Arrives Quebec CityArrives from overseas and disembarks at Quebec City. Ship S.S. Cardiganshire.
October 9, 1918Probably London, OntarioGranted furlough without subsistence and this is later extended and subsistence is allowed.
November 11, 1918London, OntarioMedical Board convened and Private Hoste is classed Category “C” III and recommended for discharge.
November 12, 1918Discharged London, OntarioPrivate Hoste is discharged medically unfit. He has two tattoos, one of the left forearm declaring “Victory and True Love” and one on right arm with his name and a representation of a snake. His character and conduct is rated as VERY GOOD.
February 3, 1937Passed away.Buried at Riverview Cemetary, Wallaceburg, Ontario. Survived by Evelyn Hoste.
Forever Remembered for his service to Canada.



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