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.

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : George Cross

  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : George Cross

  • Unit: Royal Australian Navy
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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PORTRAIT OF SEAMAN GEORGE GOSSE, GEORGE CROSS, (LATER LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER RANVR). (DONOR CAPT. C.M.G. HOLE).

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LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER G. GOSSE GC, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE, AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS FOR COURAGE, INITIATIVE AND GALLANTRY IN RENDERING SAFE AND RECOVERING FROM THE BED OF THE UBERSEE HAFEN, 1945-05, DANGEROUS MINES OF THE G. D. PRESSURE TYPE, LYING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SHIPPING.

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Heraldry

George Cross : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

George Cross. Engraved on reverse with recipient's details.

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1939-45 Star : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

1939-45 Star. Impressed on reverse with recipient's details.

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Burma Star : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Burma Star. Impressed on reverse with recipient's details.

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France and Germany Star : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

France and Germany Star. Impressed on reverse with recipient's details.

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Defence Medal : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Defence Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

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British War Medal 1939-45 : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

British War Medal 1939-45. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

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Australia Service Medal : Lieutenant G Gosse, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Australia Service Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

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Timeline

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