GOSLING Albert George

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Private Albert George Gosling was born in Kentish Town in London on 26 June 1899. The following year his father died after suffering from enteric fever in the Boer War in 1900. Albert went to live with his grandmother in Langham and became a farmworker for Lord Ranksborough. He was a member of the Rutland Volunteer Corps and joined the army on 26 July 1917 a month after turning 18. Albert first went into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) and later transferred to the 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. He went out to the Western Front on 8 August 1918, and was killed by machine gun fire less than three months later on 29 October at Buseys. He was 19 and was buried at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, grave IX.C.12, and is remembered on Langham's war memorial.

Photograph courtesy Langham Village History Group

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3 images Mr Gosling's Grave
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 12:01pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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