Alwyn Bertram Robert Raphael Gosselin (DSO)

Name

Alwyn Bertram Robert Raphael Gosselin (DSO)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/02/1915
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Captain
Grenadier Guards
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Distinguished Service Order

Cemetery/Memorial

CUINCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
II. D. 23.
France

UK Memorials

Wareside Village Memorial
Wideford Village Memorial
Blakesware Manor, Widford
St Joseph’s Church Memorial, Hertford
St Mary’s Church Memorial, Ware
Ware Town Memorial

Pre War

Only son of Sir Martin Le Marchant Hadsley Gosselin, G.C.V.O., K.C.M.G., C.B., and the Hon. Lady Gosselin, of 41, Hill St., Mayfair, London and Blakesware, Wareside. Enlisted as regular in Grenadier Guards in 1901.

Wartime Service

Wounded in Sep 1914 and received DSO because he would not leave his post. Died when hit by shrapnel while attending to a wounded comrade who then survived because he was shielded from the explosion.

Additional Information

Gosselin Papers available in Hertfordshire County Archive.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Obituary in the Tablet 6 Mar 1915 p 24.