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Regimental number2656
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address1 Roma Road, Walthamstow, London, Essex, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.2
Height5' 6.75"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elinor Gosling, 1 Roma Road, Walthamstow, London, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date7 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 5 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit: pleurisy), Adelaide, 7 March 1917.

War service: 1 year 128 days (of which 1 year 40 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1922
Age at death34
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5 East, Grave 3), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOSLING Edwin

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