Born: 1868, Mendlesham, Suffolk.
Baptised: 14th October 1868, Mendlesham, Suffolk. Parents: Susannah & Jeremiah Gostling.
Died: 28th March 1902; age: 33; Died of Wounds, accidentally inflicted (not on duty), at Naboomspruit, Limpopo, South Africa.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 2159.
Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, South Africa Field Force.
Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal + South Africa 1901 medal & South Africa 1902 medal.
1871 New Wortley, Yorkshire.
Francis was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
(James) Jeremiah Gostling, 30, a Joiner, born Whatfield, Suffolk.
Susannah Gostling (nee Cowe), 29, born Mendlesham.
Jeanette Gostling, 10, born Mendlesham.
Ernest Jeremiah Gostling, 4, born Mendlesham.
Florence Gostling, 3 months, born New Wortley.
1881 17, Stanley Road, West Ham, Essex.
Francis was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
James, 40, a Joiner.
Thomas Francis Gostling, 18, a Joiner, born Mendlesham.
Frederick William Gostling, 16, a Joiner, born Mendlesham.
Valerie Alberta Gostling, 6, born Colchester, Essex.
Victor Gostling, 2, born West Ham.
Francis’s mother, Susannah Gostling died 1895, West Ham, Essex.
Soldiers’ Effects to James Gostling – father.