Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
James Gosling

Died in the First World War.
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James Gosling

War Memorial: Place and inscription


Regiment 2nd Garrison Battalion.  Service No: 30144 [CWGC] 

Service Details:
Born  Blackmore,
Essex.  Enlisted  Romford
Formerly 23863, Essex Regiment [Military genealogy / SDGW]
No service record, either as
Essex or Suffolk []

Personal and family information:
His parents, James Gosling [born Stondon ca 1850, father William] and Hannah Hammond [born Doddinghurst father William], were married at Doddinghurst on
6th June 1868.  Blackmore’s Baptism Register [ERO D/P 266/1/11] records James William Gosling was baptised on 21st November 1869.  His parents were James, a labourer, and Hannah, of Blackmore.
1881 census.  James Gosling, haybinder, age 31. Born Stondon, with wife Hannah, age 41, born Doddinghurst; and son James W., age 12, born Blackmore lived in Kelvedon Hatch.
1911 census entry for Household:  James Gosling, age 61, born Ongar
Essex [also there in 1901; agrees with 1879 marriage]; but son James b. 1869 age 42 is in Samford, Suffolk

Date of Death:
5th November 1916


Where died:
Died at home

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Felixtowe New Cemetery [CWGC]

List of Sources:, Commonwealth War Graves Commission (
CWGC), Essex Record Office, Military genealogy / Soldiers who Died in the Great War.

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Last Updated: 24 July 2010