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Gosselin, E J P

Tyne Cot Cemetery and  Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial & Cemetery, Belgium

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 25 March 1919

Commemorated on St Luke's Church Memorial





Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record



rnest John Philip Gosselin

Private Ernest John Philip Gosselin
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

The son of Augustus and Jane Sophie Gosselin. Married with four children to Isabella, of 15 La Motte Street, St Helier, Jersey.

He was initially reported wounded and captured, before confirmation of his death came through in March 1919.

Killed in action, aged 37 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 23 October 1918

Jersey Soldier in Hospital. Mrs Gosselin of 15 La Motte Street has been officially informed that her husband, Private E J P Gosselin of the Hampshires, was wounded on 1 October and is now in hospital.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 28 March 1919

Roll of Honour. The wife of Ernest J P Gosselin, who left the Island with the original Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles and was later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment, at the close of last year received official intimation that her husband had been reported wounded and missing. Since that time the wife, who has four young children, has been anxiously awaiting further news and as time has passed on she has feared the worst. Unfortunately now these suspicions have been confirmed in the receipt of an official document stating that the gallant soldier died on 1 October 1918 of wounds received in action and that his burial had subsequently taken place. We tender the widow who, as stated above, has a young family our heartfelt sympathy.