Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leslie Cyril Gosling

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Leslie Cyril Gosling

July 19, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9359

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

229 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

October 5, 1920
Battleford, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

April 24, 1941
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Son of Percy S. and Annie M. Gosling, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 164 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 19.

Location:

CATANIA WAR CEMETERY lies on the coastal plain in the Contrada Bicocca about 7 kilometres south-west of Catania. From Catania Airport follow the Tangenziale (main road) towards the A19 (in the direction of Palermo). Before reaching the A19, the CATANIA WAR CEMETERY is signposted. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned. The local gardening staff working hours are as follows:
From first Monday in April:
Monday to Thursday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.45
Friday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.30
From first Monday in October:
Monday to Thursday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00
Friday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Other– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Cyril (Cy) Gosling– 20 March 1943 - Malta pilot who has been doing his share in the island's offensive is F/O Cyril (Cy) Gosling of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. On a recent sweep Gosling sighted an Italian Cant float plane about to take off from its base. Above his right breast pocket he has a pair of Italian wings which he wears as a souvenir.
  • Photo of Leslie Gosling– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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