Bessie Sarah GOSLING

6 July 1915–14 November 1996 (Age 81)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Bessie Sarah

When Bessie Sarah GOSLING was born on 6 July 1915, in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, her father, George Edward Gosling, was 36 and her mother, Florence Amelia Truscott, was 36. She married William George BONNICK on 2 July 1932, in Queensland, Australia. She died on 14 November 1996, in Gympie, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.

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William George BONNICK
Bessie Sarah GOSLING
Marriage: 2 July 1932

Spouse and Children

2 July 1932
Queensland, Australia

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Age 3

Battle on the Somme. Australian forces capture Mont St. Quentin.

Age 24

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Joslin .2 English: nickname from Middle English gosling ‘young goose’ (from Old English gōs + the Germanic suffix -ling, partly in imitation of Old Norse gæslingr from gás).3 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with god, got ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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