Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Dryden Hosken

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Ernest Dryden Hosken

October 14, 1917

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Cameron Highlanders

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 578 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Bay 9

Location:

The ARRAS MEMORIAL is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel and approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station. The ARRAS MEMORIAL commemorates over 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7 August 1918, excluding casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave. The design, by Sir Edward Lutyens, consists of a cloister built upon Doric columns and faces west. In the broader part of the site the colonnade returns to form a recessed and open court, terminated by an apse in front of which is the memorial to the Flying Services. The names of the casualties are carved on stone panels which are fixed to the Flying Services Memorial or to the cloister walls. The British Air Services originated in the use of balloons for purposes of reconnaissance. The balloon gave way to power-driven air machines and in 1911 an Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers was formed. In 1912 the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Royal Flying Corps which consisted of a Naval Wing and a Military Wing and a Central Flying School. These two wings developed during the course of the war, both sections expanding greatly until they combined and the Royal Air Force came into being on the 1 April 1918. The Flying Services Memorial commemorates over 1,000 men of the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force, who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to 2nd Lt. Ernest Dryden Hosken.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Photo of Ernest Hosken– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Ernest Hosken– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In honoured memory.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Funds were raised by the Alumni Federation (now called the University of Toronto Alumni Association.) The name of "2nd Lt E. D. HOSKEN Camn Highrs" is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.

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