Soldier found dead at barracks

Last updated 12:17 27/11/2013
Jonathan Hosken
TRAGIC LOSS: Jonathan Thomas Hosken was found dead at Burnham Military Camp on Saturday.

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A soldier has been found dead at Burnham Military Camp near Christchurch.

The body of Jonathan Thomas Hosken, 28, previously of Auckland, was discovered in barracks at the Burnham army base on Saturday.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Hosken's death and the matter had been referred to the Coroner.

Nigel Hosken this afternoon thanked the New Zealand Defence Force "for everything they have done for us". He declined to comment further about his nephew's death.

Friends and family have paid tribute to Hosken on a Facebook page set up in the wake of his death.

Raechel Okeroa-Garner said she was devastated at new of Hosken's death.

"My heart sank after finding this out. I can't even find words to describe how gutted I am. It doesn't seem real, you were just such an amazing and kind person," Okeroa-Garner said.

"I'm so sorry I couldn't be there for you my friend when you really needed someone.

"I'll always remember you with that huge contagious smile on your face!"

James Greally said Hosken was an "awesome mate" who he could never say anything negative about.

"It really is so rare to know such a truly decent person. Miss you bro, wish we could have hung out since I was in Burnham last and talked more in the last few months. Would have liked to have helped in whatever way I could."

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