Biography

Birth date: 16 February 1912
Birth place: Australia: Western Australia, Harvey
Death date: 31 December 1964
Death place: Australia: South Australia, Maslin Beach
Final rank: Lieutenant
Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: Royal Australian Navy

George Gosse (1912-1964) was born in Western Australia and educated in Adelaide. He had been in the RAN for several years until 1933, and then rejoined during the war. Once while working underwater on a mine in Bremen harbour, he was lucky to escape when the detonator fired; fortunately, he had just managed to remove the primer. After the war he remained in the RAN Reserve until 1958.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Recommended for: George Cross
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: George Cross
  • Unit: Royal Australian Navy
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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Date of birth 1912-02-16
Date of death 1964-12-31