John Bruce Hosking

(1898 - 1917)

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John Bruce Hosking
1898 - 1917
Born
1898
Albert Park, Australia
Death
July 22, 1917
Last Known Residence
Albert Park, Australia
Summary
John Bruce Hosking was born in 1898 in Albert Park, Australia. He was born to John Andrew Hosking and Sarah Lefitia (Pearson) Hosking. He died on July 22, 1917 at age 19.
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John Bruce Hosking
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John Bruce Hosking
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Albert Park, Australia
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John Hosking was born in in Albert Park, Australia
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John Hosking was born in in Albert Park, Australia
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Grevillers British Cemetery in st Bn.
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Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.
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John Bruce Hosking died on July 22, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, st Bn.. John was born in 1898 in Albert Park, Australia. He was born to John Andrew Hosking and Sarah Lefitia (Pearson) Hosking.

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In 1898, in the year that John Bruce Hosking was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1900, when he was just 2 years old, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1909, John was only 11 years old when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1917, in the year of John Bruce Hosking's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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