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Extracts relating to GODSLAND from Newspapers covering the period 1901-1950

The main newspapers represented here are The London Gazette, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post and The Times. However, there are many single entries from other newspapers around the country and a few from places further afield.

Additional comments which are not part of the original article are in [square brackets].

The San Francisco Call [San Francisco, California, U.S.A.]
Saturday, June 10, 1905; Page 14, col. 4
DIED
GOSLAND - In this city, June 8, 1905. Sadie Elizabeth, dearly beloved daughter of Thomas and Kate GOSLAND, and sister of Thomas Jr. and Arthur GOSLAND, and grand-daughter of the late Peter and Annie QUINN, and niece of Peter J. Jr., John J. and Thomas A. QUINN and the late Mrs. Rose SCHULTZ, a native of San Francisco, aged 16 years 6 months and 18 days.
Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday), at 9:30 a.m. from the parents’ residence, 215½ Tehama Street, between Third and Fourth, thence to St. Patrick’s Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Charlotte Daily Observer [Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.]
Sunday, July 2, 1905
In the Realm of North Carolina Society.
Recent guests in Hendersonville, registered at the Imperial are: Miss Edna Godsland, Tryon
[Tryon is in North Carolina]

The Brisbane Courier [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia]
Monday, July 16, 1906; Page 4, Col. 4
DEATH.
GOSLAND.- On May 20, at Honolulu, Thomas Gosland, late of Brisbane, Painter, in his 77th year.

The Times
Wednesday, December 29, 1909; Page -, Col. -

Charge of Shooting.
At South-Western, before Mr. de Grey, Frank Mitchener, 17, an officer's steward at the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth was charged with causing bodily harm to Alfred Gosland, 21, a porter, of Winstanley road, Battersea. The two young men are friends and Mitchener was spending his Christmas holidays with Gosland. On Boxing Day Mitchener had a service revolver and was explaining to Gosland how it was worked when it suddenly went off, a bullet entering his forehead. Mr. de Grey said he was satisfied the prisoner did not intend to fire the pistol at Gosland. He would be discharged, but if the man died he would be charged with manslaughter.

The London Gazette
Friday, 12 April,1912; Issue 28598 - Page 2659

Re John Middleton, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Law of Property Amendment Act, 1859.
Notice is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of John Middleton, late of "Heathfield," Liscard-road, Seacombe, in the county of Chester, Draper's Buyer, deceased (who died on the 11th day of January, 1912, and whose will was proved in the Chester District Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 2nd day of April, 1912, by William Pearson Gilbody and Ernest Herbert Godsland, the executors therein named), are hereby required to send the particulars in writing, of their claims and demands to me, the undersigned, the Solicitor for the said executors, on or before the 15th day of May, 1912, after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or .any part thereof, so distributed, to any person or persons of whose claims or demands they shall not then have had notice.—Dated this 4th day of April, 1912.
W. J. Yeoman, 21, Harrington-street, Liverpool,
Solicitor for the said Executors.

The London Gazette
Friday, 15 January, 1915; Issue 29041 - Page 484

War Office,
15th January, 1915.
Regular Forces.
The undermentioned Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers to be Second Lieutenants : —
Dated 7th November, 1914.
Infantry.
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Lance-Serjeant Cyril Herbert Godsland, from 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers.

The Times
Friday, May 7, 1915; Page 4, Col. 1

Roll Of Honour.
Further Losses In The Dardenelles.
Military Lists.
The following casualties among officers in the Military Expeditionary Force are reported under date May 1:-
Wounded.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Bn.
Godsland, Sec. Lt. C. H.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 16 November, 1915; Issue 29368 - Page 11328

War Office,
16th November, 1915.
Regular Forces.
Commands And Staff.
The undermentioned appointments are made: —
Infantry.
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Second Lieutenant C. H. Godsland to be Lieutenant. Dated 14th October, 1915.

The London Gazette
Friday, 5 May, 1916; Issue 29568 - Page 4455

War Office,
5th May, 1916.
Regular Forces.
Commands And Staff.
The undermentioned appts. are made: —
Infantry.
R. Innis. Fus.—The promotion to the rank of Lt. of the undermentioned 2nd Lts. is antedated as follows:—
C. H. Godsland to 4th Sep. 1915.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Friday, 25 August, 1916; Issue 29724 - Page 8460

War Office,
25th August, 1916.
His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to confer the Military Cross on the undermentioned Officers and Warrant Officers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the field: —
Lt. Cyril Herbert Godsland, R. Innis. Fus.
For conspicuous gallantry. He commanded a raiding party, and his fine leadership and total disregard of danger did much to ensure the success of the raid.

The London Gazette
Friday, 22 September, 1916; Issue 29759 - Page 9215

War Office,
22nd September, 1916.
Regular Forces.
Infantry.
R. Innis. Fus.
The undermentioned to be temp Capts. whilst comdg. a Co.: —
Lt. C. H. Godsland. 12 May 1916.

The London Gazette
Friday, 13 October, 1916; Issue 29783 - Page 9865

War Office,
13th October, 1916.
Regular Forces.
Commands And Staff.
The undermentioned appts. are made: —
Infantry.
Leins. R. Lt. (temp. Capt.) C. H. Godsland, from R. Innis. Fus., to be Capt. 14th Oct. 1916, but to rank for seniority from 1st Oct. 1916, and to retain his present seniority until ordered to join a Regular unit.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Wednesday, 22 November, 1916; Issue 29832 - Page 11379

War Office,
22nd November, 1916.
Regular Forces.
R. Innis. Fus.
Lt. C. H. Godsland relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co. 9 Sept. 1916.

The Crediton Chronicle
Saturday, 24 February 1917

TIVERTON DEVONS KILLED IN MESOPOTAMIA
"Mesopotamia, once a land of fertility and abundant life, now a region of barrenness and desolation, is being slowly but surely conquered by Great Britain at a great price. Many precious lives - including some very dear to Tiverton people - have been laid down there since the war began. In the heavy fighting which has been going on of late round Kut-al-Amara there have been many casualties, and the names of many Tivertonians are in the lists of killed and wounded. Among them were several young soldiers all about the same age who were companions and friends from childhood. They went to school together, joined up about the same time, went to India, and thence to Mesopotamia in one party, and apparently were all killed in the same action."
SERGEANT A. W. GOSLAND
Mr. and Mrs. W. Gosland
of St. Peter's Street, Tiverton, have been notified that their only son, Sergeant Arthur William Gosland, aged 24, died in hospital in Basra, on February 19th of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia. Sergeant Gosland, who before the war worked with his father as a carpenter and joiner, completed four years' training in the Tiverton Territorials in 1914 and was in camp with them on Woodbury Common in July of that year. He went with the Devons to India in October 1914, and to the Persian Gulf in January 1916. He was unmarried.

The Times
Monday, March 12, 1917; Page 11, Col. 2

Court Circular.
Buckingham Palace, March 10.
The King then conferred decorations as follows:-
The Military Cross.
Captain Cyril Godsland, Leinster Regiment, attached Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 26 November, 1918; Issue 31032 - Page 13929

India Office,
26th November, 1918.
The King has approved the admission of the following Officers to the Indian Army on probation: —
To be Lieuts.
Capt. Cyril Herbert Godsland, M.C., Leinster Regt. 23rd Nov. 1917, but to rank from 7th Nov. 1915.

The London Gazette
Friday, 21 February, 1919; Issue 31196 - Page 2624

India Office,
21st February, 1919.
The King has approved the acting promotion or the relinquishment of acting rank (as notified below) of the following officers of the I.A., I.A.R.O., and other Indian Services: —
19th Punjabis.-
Lieut. C. H. Godsland, M.C., to be actg. Capt. (with pay and allowances as for a Lieut.) while Adjt. of a Depot. 25th Apr. 1918.

The London Gazette
Friday, 16 May, 1919; Issue 31343 - Page 6123

India Office,
16th May, 1919.
The King has approved the promotion of the following officers of the Indian Army, Indian Medical Service,. Indian Medical Department, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, and Indian Defence Force: —
Indian Army.
Lieuts to be Capts.
7th Nov. 1918.
C. H. Godsland, M.C.

The London Gazette
Friday, 16 May, 1919; Issue 31343 - Page 6126

India Office,
16th May, 1919.
The King has approved the promotion of the following officers of the Indian Army, Indian Medical Service,. Indian Medical Department, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, and Indian Defence Force: —
Indian Army.
The appointment of the following officers, who have been admitted to the Indian Army on probation, is confirmed from the dates specified:—
C. H. Godsland, M.C. 23rd Nov. 1918.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 3 May, 1921; Issue 32311 - Page 3569

Civil Service Commission
May 3, 1921.
In pursuance of the. provisions of His late Majesty's Order in Council of 10th, January, 1910, the Civil Senvice Commissioners hereby announce the undermentioned Appointments, Promotions, Transfers, etc. (including Assignments of Clerical Class (Men) ) for the months of March and April, 1921: —
I.—Certificates Issued, Etc.
April 29, 1921.
Under Clause 7 Of The Order In Council Of 10th January, 1910.
Admiralty: Department of the Civil Engineer-in-Chief:
Foremen of Works, Samuel James Gosland.

The London Gazette
Friday, 8 January, 1926; Issue 33122 - Page 216

India Office,
8th January, 1926.
The King has approved the restoration to the active list of the Ind. Army, from the temp. non-effective list, of the undermentioned officer, with effect from the date specified:—
Indian Army.
Capt. C. H. Godsland, M.C., 9th Oct. 1925.

The London Gazette
Friday, 7 November, 1930; Issue 33659 - Page 7063

Civil Service Commission,
November 1, 1930.
In pursuance of the Provisions of His Majesty's Order in Council of 22nd July, 1920, the Civil Service Commissioners hereby announce the undermentioned Appointments, Promotions, Transfers, etc. (including Assignments to the Clerical Class etc.) for the months of August, September and October, 1930: —
I.—Certificates Issued.
October 7, 1930.
Without Competition.
Telephonists, London,
Lilian Godsland

The London Gazette
Friday, 26 December, 1930; Issue 33673 - Page 8328

India Office,
26th December, 1930.
The King has approved the following Promotions, Appointments, Retirements, etc.:—
Indian Army.
Commands And Staff.
The undermentioned officers held appts. in India during the periods specified: —
Adjt. & Qr.-Mr. I.A.S.C. Trng. Estabt.—Capt. C. H. Godsland, M.C., I.A.S.C., 21st June 1927 to 9th July 1930.

The London Gazette
Friday, 6 February, 1931; Issue 33687 - Page 836

India Office,
6th February, 1931
The King has approved the following Promotions, Appointment, Retirements, etc.:—
Indian Army.
Commands And Staff.
Adjt. & Qr.-Mr. I.A.S.C. Trng. Estabt.—In the Gazette of the 26th Dec. 1930, against the name of Capt. C. H. Godsland, M.C., I.A.S.C., for "9th July 1930." read " 20th June 1930."

The Times
Wednesday, April 15, 1931; Page 1, Col. 2

Deaths
GODSLAND.- On April 13, 1931. at Hillstree. Selsey, Sussex. AMY GRACE HAMILTON SARAH. wife of ERNEST H. GODSLAND. Funeral. Selsey. to-morrow (Thursday).

The London Gazette
Friday, 16 December, 1932; Issue 33893 - Page 8036

India Office,
16th December, 1932.
The King has approved the following Promotions, Appointments, Retirements, etc.,: —
Indian Army.
Capts. to be Majs.
7th Nov. 1932
C. H. Godsland, M.C.

The London Gazette
Friday, 5 November, 1937; Issue 34451 - Page 6899

India Office,
5th November, 1937.
The King has approved the following Promotions, Appointments, Retirements, etc.: —
Indian Army.
Majs. to be Lt.-Cols.
15th Sept. 1937.
C. H. Godsland, M.C.

The London Gazette
Friday, 3 December, 1937; Issue 34460 - Page 7582

India Office,
3rd December, 1937.
The King has approved the following Promotions, Appointments, Retirements, etc.: —
Memoranda.
Commands And Staff.
The undermentioned appts. have been made in India: —
A.D.S. & T. Lt.-Col. C. H. Godsland, M.C., R.I.A.S.C., 2nd Oct. 1937.

The London Gazette
Friday, 18 February, 1938; Issue 34485 - Page 1073

War Office,
18th February, 1938.
The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice by His Excellency The Commander-in-Chief in India, for distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Waziristan, North West Frontier of India, 25th November, 1936, to 16th January, 1937:—
Commands and Staffs.
Godsland, Maj. (now Lt.-Col.) C. H., M.C.,
Royal Indian Army Service Corps, Commanding Royal Indian Army Service Corps (now Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, Bombay District).

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 29 November, 1938; Issue 34575 - Page 7574

Re Ernest Herbert Godsland, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925.
All persons having claims against the estate of Ernest Herbert Godsland late of 50 Cecil Avenue, Shirley,. Southampton, who died on the 6th day of July 1938, and whose Will was proved in the District Probate Registry at Liverpool on the 18th day of August 1938 by Ethel Ivy Olive Godsland and John Carr the executors named in the said Will, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of February next, after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have had notice. —Dated the 25th day of November 1938. Eskrigge, Roby and Carr, 5, Cook Street, Liverpool, Solicitors to the said Executors.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 12 November, 1940; Issue 34989 - Page 6511

Somerset Development Trust Limited.
In the Matter of the Companies Act, 1929.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 238 of the Companies Act 1929 that a Meeting of the creditors of the above named Company will be held at the offices of Messrs. Lloyd Burch & Griffiths, for the purposes provided for in the said section.—
5, Marsh Street, Bristol 1 on Friday, the 15th day of November 1940 at 3.30 o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated the 7th day of November 1940.
(174) B. M. Godsland, Secretary.

The London Gazette
Friday, 28 February, 1941; Issue 35090 - Page 1217

India Office,
28th February, 1941. Indian Army.
The undermentioned officers retire: —
26th Dec. 1940. Lt.-Col. C. H. Godsland, M.C.

The London Gazette
Friday, 7 MARCH, 1941; Issue 35097 - Page 1374

Air Ministry,
7th March, 1941.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
The undermentioned are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities: —
As Pilot Officers on probation.
3rd Feb. 1941.
(Seniority 23rd Jan. 1941.)
969566 Derek Maynard GOSSLAND (60823).

Supplement To The London Gazette
Tuesday, 15 April, 1941; Issue 35135 - Page 2169

The War Office,
15th April, 1941.
Regular Army.
Emergency Commissions, Etc.
General List.
The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts.: —
1st Feb. 1941: —
Percy Edward Godsland (178084).

The Times
Monday, August 4, 1941; Page 6, Col. 3

The Roll of Honour
Royal Air Force
The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following casualities on various dates. The next-of-kin have been informed:-
WOUNDED OR INJURED IN ACTION
Gossland, P/O. D. M. ;

The London Gazette
Tuesday, 17 FEBRUARY, 1942; Issue 35460 - Page 780

Air Ministry.
17th February, 1942.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
Plt. Offs. (prob.) confmd. in appts. and to be Flg. Offs. (war subs.): —
3rd Feb. 1942.
GOSSLAND, D.M. (60823). (Seny. 23rd Jan. 1942.)

The London Gazette
Friday, 14 August, 1942; Issue 35669 - Page 3569

Admiralty, 6th August, 1942.
R.N.V.R. .
To be Tempy. Sub-Lts. (Sp.) with seny. as stated : —
8th June 1942. [or 6th June 1942.?]
W. A. Gosland.

The London Gazette
Friday, 16 October, 1942; Issue 35748 - Page 4504

India Office. 16th October, 1942.
The King has approved the following promotions, appointments, retirement, etc.: —
Indian Army.
Emergency Commissions.
The undermentioned appts. are made: —
28th May 1942.
L/Cpl. Dudley Charles Godsland.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Tuesday, 27 October, 1942; Issue 35763 - Page 4687

Central Chancery Of The Orders Of Knighthood.
St. James's Palace, S.W.1.
28th October, 1942.
The King has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma during the period December, 1941 to
May, 1942: —
To be Additional Officers of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order: —
Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Herbert Godsland, M.C. (10066), Royal Indian Army Service Corps.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Friday, 26 February, 1943; Issue 35919 - Page 978

Air Ministry, 26th February, 1943.
Royal Air Force.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
General Duties Branch.
Flg. Offs. to be Flt. Lts. (war subs.): —
D. M. Gossland (60823). 3rd Feb. 1943. (Seny. 23rd Jan. I943)

The London Gazette
Friday, 21 May, 1943; Issue 36024 - Page 2271

Admiralty, 13th May, 1943.
R.N.V.R.
Tempy. Sub-Lts. (Sp.) to be Tempy. Lts. (Sp.) with seny. as stated: —
W. A. Gosland. 16th Mar. 1943.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Thursday, 24 June, 1943; Issue 36065 - Page 2863

War Office, 24th June, 1943.
The King has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period 1st May, 1942, to 22nd October, 1942: —
General List.
Lt. (temp. Capt.) P. E. Godsland (178084).

Mid-Devon Advertiser
Saturday, September 18, 1943


Mr. Ambrose Godsland

Passing Of Bovey’s Oldest Tradesman

By the death of Mr. Ambrose Godsand at the grand age of 84 years, at his home in 57, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, on Friday September, 10th, the town has lost one of its most respected citizens and its oldest tradesman.

Deceased, though in failing health, had worked right up to the end, and had also kept contact with the vast number of organisations to which he had endeared himself throughout his great life. Carrying on a bakery business, he was known not only at Bovey Tracey, but also at Lustleigh, and his passing will be mourned not only by his family, to which he was so devoted, but to a very wide circle of friends and organisations to which throughout his whole life he had laboured for and endeared himself to There can be very few who in some way of the walk of life have something, small though it may be, to be thankful for to him, for his attachments were very wide, and to-day his memory must be revered by everyone. A grand old man, one who lived a most noble life, loved and trusted by all, his everyday thought and deed was for his fellow citizen — the other organisation and uppermost his in life’s Iabour was charity, and the Bovey Tracey Hospital must be deeply indebted to this grand old man for his vision and life’s work.

A London born man, he came to Bovey Tracey at an early age to set up a bakery business, one which he has carried on ever since. As a young man he soon took an interest in the town’s affairs, and the better welfare of his fellow citizens, and was perhaps the town’s most keen student in its ancient history of which he became very proud and to whom many sought advice. Where there was an organisation there would he be found, for he was the figurehead of all such work, and he became a most ardent, zealous and faithful worker, leaving no stone unturned to achieve its object.

Early in life, he became a member of the local Council and took an active interest in all its affairs but resigned when he became a member of the Fire Service on March 13th, 1899, under the late Chief Officer W. J. T. Mardon, when the Parish Council took over the Fire Brigade from the then West of England Fire Insurance Company. A great fireman devoted to duty, and it has been recorded of him that he remained faithful to the call and was a first class fireman right up to the time when he resigned in May, 1928. For ever setting a very high example to his comrades, his name will ever be remembered where history of the fire service is re-told.

His connections with the Bovey Tracey Fanciers’ Society is also a long and faithfull record, and of this organisation he became its chairman. A loyal and trusted member of the Bovey Town Trust, where his knowledge of the town was a great asset.

One of his greatest objects in life was charity, and the Bovey Tracey Hospital was perhaps the most nearest to his heart. He became one of the first members of the Bovey Tracey Carnival Committee, and right throughout his whole life he put everything he had into this great cause and has been instrumental for the vast sums that have been collected for the hospital. His name wiIl be for ever associated with that institution, and it is no exaggeration to say that the hospital must owe to him a very deep debt of gratitude. Chairman of the Carnival Committee for many long years, he only resigned a few short years ago from that honour, but still he continued to assist and to give of his most sound advice.

Though associated with so many other activities, deceased was a keen Church worker, and this great and familiar figure could be seen every Sunday attending the church he so loved—-the Methodist. Of this church he was a trustee and society steward. Of his long list of activities one could write pages of his life’s work, but this grand old man, this great public figure, has passed for his long rest, but a memory of which will ever be prominent, no matter in what walk of life one treads—a true, sincere and faithful servant.

The Funeral

The funeral took place at the Bovey Tracey Cemetery on Wednesday after a service at the Methodist Church, which was conducted by the Rev. A. E. Adams. At the organ was Mr. Wm. H. Ley, and the hymns were “Peace, perfect peace, and Lord it is good for us to be,” and the 23rd Psalm.

The principal mourners were Mr. Edward Godsland (son), Misses F. and M. Godsland and Mrs. E. S. Scott (daughters), Mr. J. Scott (grandson), Mr. E. S. Scott (son-in-law), Mr. W. H. Baker (cousin), Mrs. Ustick and Mrs. Pope (cousins). Miss L. Godsland (daughter) was unable to be present owing to illness.
Others present at the church were: Mr. W. Teague (superintendent, representing the Methodist Sunday School), Mr. W. H. Tregonning, Mr. V. Kane, Mr. W. Gale, Mr. W. Kelly, Mr. Wm. Bown, Mr. Uzzell, Mr. J. Leaker and Mr. Lane (representing the Bovey Tracey Constitutional Club), Mr. W. H. Coniam (representing the Management Committee of the Bovey Tracey and District Hospital and the Bovey Tracey Carnival Committee), Rev. H. A. James, Miss L. Edgecombe, Miss D. Black, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. Gale, Mrs. R. Wills, Mrs. A. Cann, Mr. R. Crossman, Mr. and Mrs. G. Mountford, Mr. F. Nicholls, Mrs. E. Hamlin, Mrs. A. Mitchell, Mrs. F. Weeks, Mr. Barkell, Miss J. Cumming, Mrs. Moir, Mrs. W. Davie, Mrs. W. Mountford, Mrs. S. Black, Mrs. K. Perrim, Mrs. E. Heale, Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Mr. Banbury, Mr. Turner, Mrs. Heggerton, Mr. J. Hutchings, Mr. R. Hodge, Mr. P. Peters, Mr. W. R. Thomas, Mr. E. Wyatt, Mrs. Olding, Mrs. Wills and Mr. Bunclarke (Lustleigh), Mr. E. EIlis, Mr. W. Wills, Mr. J. C. Steer and Mr. C. Prowse (representing Bovey Tracey Fanciers' Society), Mr. W. Davie, Miss E. Clampitt and Mr. and Mrs. Baker.

The bearers were Company Offlcer L. S. Mardon, representing the National Fire Service and old comrades of the Fire Service, who served with the deceased.

The floral tributes were:- from all his children; from his grand-children; from all at Teignmouth and Plymouth; from the officers and men of the Fire Service whose privilege it was to serve with him; members of the Constitutional Club; Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Ferguson; Fanciers’ Society; Miss J. Scott (Exford); members of the Methodist Church; Mr.and Mrs. Husband and J. Husband; Mr. and Mrs. R. Davies (Pharmacy); Mr. and Mrs. W. Blackmore; Mr. and Mrs. Painter (Lustleigh); Mr. and Mrs. C. G. EIlis; F. and A. Nicholls; Mr. and Mrs. F. May; Mr. and Mr. C. Hydon; Mr. Mann and family; Mr. and Mrs. Lane; Capt. and Mrs. Curtis; from all at Hele Farm; F. V. Peters and E. and M. Staddon (Torquay); Mrs. Wise; Mr. Rogerson; H. and G. Wills (Lustleigh); Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Prowse; Mr. S. May and A. W. Daymond; Mrs. Gay; Mr. and Mrs. R. Rowe; Mr. and Mrs. C. Blackmore; Mr. and Mrs. Knowles and Miss Ryan; Bloor family; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Grundy; Mr. and Mrs. Wombell; an old friend (Lustleigh); Mr. and Mrs. Partridge (Barnstaple); Rose (Plympton); Mr. anid Mrs. H. Heale and Leslie; Mrs. Joint (Lustleigh); Geoffrey Wills; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Denbury); Mr. and Mrs. C. Heath; Mr. and Mrs. Cornish and Wilfred; Mr. and Mrs. F. Hamlin; Mrs. Gale, Vera and Wyndharn; Mrs. McFarlane; Mrs. Hoggerton; Mr. and Mrs. Tregonning; Granny and Eunice; Miss Barnet; Mr. Barkell; J. Horrell and family; Mr. and Mrs. Parsons (South View); Mr. and Mrs. Moore (Lustleigh); Mr. and Mrs. H. Cann, sen. and jun.; the children at Mill, Lustleigh; Mr. and Mrs. Phillips (Babbacombe); Mr. and Mrs. A. Harris and John; Mr. and Mrs. A. Holmes and Eileen; Mr. and Mrs. Wotton, Irene and Stan.

Supplement To The London Gazette
Tuesday, 16 December, 1947; Issue 38147 - Page 5930

Air Ministry, 16th December, 1947.
Royal Air Force.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
(Emergency commission section).
Training Branch.
Promotion.
The undermentioned officers are promoted to the substantive rank of Flying Officer:—
1st Apr. 1947.
W. J. Godsland (119381)

Supplement To The London Gazette
Tuesday, 1 March, 1949; Issue 38547 - Page 1050

Air Ministry, 1st March, 1949.
Royal Air Force.
General Duties Branch.
Appointment to commission.
As Flight Lieutenants, short service (six years on the active list and four years on the reserve):—
18th Jan. 1949.
Derek Maynard Gossland (60823) (seniority 28th Mar. 1947).

Supplement To The London Gazette
Tuesday, 2 May, 1950; Issue 38901 - Page 2183

Air Ministry, 2nd May, 1950.
Royal Air Force.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Training Branch.
Commission resigned.
Flying Officers: —
W. J. Godsland (119381). 14th Jan. 1950.


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