WALTER COLLINS GOSTLING*

 

 

Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 11th February 1917; age28; Died of Wounds – at No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 36, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Postman at Ipswich Post Office, Ipswich for several years.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th July 1916 – France.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 5856.

Regiment: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

XI.A.12A.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Tyler Street, Ipswich.

 

Walter was a year old and living with his parents.

Alfred John Gostling, 26, a Maltster, born Stonham, Suffolk.

Alice Gostling (nee Smith), 27, born Ipswich.

 

1901   97, Purplett Street, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 11 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Alfred, 36, a Maltster.

Alice, 37, a Grocer’s Shop Keeper – own account.

Ivy Ellen Gostling, 6, born Ipswich.

 

1911   16, New Cut West, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 21 years old, a Postman – Post Office. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ellen, 20.

Elsie, 1.

 

Walter’s father, Alfred John Gostling, died 1906, Ipswich.

 

In 1909, Ipswich, Walter married Ellen Annie Bond, born 1891, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Elsie Clara Gostling, born 1909, Ipswich.

 

Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Battalion:

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