Charles Hayden Hose enlisted in WW1 20/07/1915 at the age of twenty one.He embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915.He returned to Australia to Australia 3 March on HMAT Euripedes. His full military record is available on National Archives of Australia.
These medals are significant items both to WW1 military history and Warrnambool. C H Hose was one of
.1 A tri pointed star shape with crossed swords and a garland in low relief. It is mounted by a crown. A banner in the centre of the crossed swords has the date 1914-15. It has a red, yellow and dark blue ribbon threaded through a loop at the top .
.2. This medal is white metal with an image of a man on horseback. The horse is stepping on a shield and there is a skull and crossbones.It is headed by a bar through which yellow ribbon edged narrowly in cream, black and blue.
.3 This medal is cast in brass and has the winged figure of Victory on the obverse and a laurel wreath surrounding the words,"The Great War for Civilization1914-1919 on the reverse.
Inscriptions & markings
.1 6357GNR C.H.HOSE 4/F A BDE AIF
.2 6357GNR C.H.HOSE4 FAB AIF
.3 6357 GNR C.H.HOSE 4FAB AIF
All of these inscriptions are on the rim of the respective medals.