Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : Royal Field Artillery
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citation(s) :During the precursor bombardment to the Battle of Arras, on 5 April 1917 Gosling was a battery sergeant in charge of several heavy trench mortars. A bomb was fired from a Stokes Mortar from Sergeant Gosling's battery. "Owing to a faulty cartridge the bomb, after discharge, fell 10 yards from the mortar. Sergeant Gosling sprang out, lifted the nose of the bomb which had sunk into the ground, unscrewed the fuse and threw it on the ground, where it immediately exploded. This very gallant and prompt action undoubtedly saved the lives of the whole detachment".
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Gooch No. 1295 E.C.||Wiltshire|
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry