Born Blackmore, Essex. Enlisted
23863, Essex Regiment [Military genealogy / SDGW]
service record, either as Essex or Suffolk [Ancestry.com]
Personal and family information:
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.
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.
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