Hosegood, John Francis


The son of the Reverend John Hosegood, (Vicar of Froxfield in Hampshire 1878-1905) and Anna Zenobia Wollocombe.    He was in Chernocke House from May 1881 to December 1882.

His Housemaster’s records state that John went “to Germany to study music” when he left Winchester but we have no further information about his education.

Hosegood is not mentioned in our War Service Rolls but the Winchester College Register 1867-1920 states that in 1889 he was 2nd Lieutenant, Portsmouth Division Submarine Miners, Engineer Militia.

We have no further trace of him but he re-enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps as a Private at some point during the war and served at a Remount Depot in Bristol (at Shirehampton near Avonmouth).  A John Francis Hosegood, aged 54, whose details match those in our records, is buried in the military section of the Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that he died of pneumonia on 13th January 1917.

His name was added to War Cloister in 2018.


War: NA

  • Surname: Hosegood
  • Forenames or initials: John Francis
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1881-1882
  • Rank: NA
  • Regiment: NA
  • Date of Birth: 26th August 1867
  • Date of Death: 13th January 1917
  • How Died: Pneumonia
  • Location in War Cloister: NA
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: (?) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol (Military Section)