Gosson, Francis John

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Gosson, Francis John

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  • Frank Gosson

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28 June 1919 - c.2012

History

Francis (Frank) John Gosson was born at Macksville, New South Wales, on 28 June 1919. During World War II, he served with the 53rd Battalion from 19 February 1940 through to 7 June 1943. In 1942 he was involved in action against the Japanese near Port Moresby and salvaged a series of photographs, which predated the war, from an abandoned house near Rouna Falls. Frank Gosson gave the photographs to an ex Papua New Guinea Patrol Officer (KIAP), Robert Cruikshank, who referred them to the National Archives of Australia. The National Archives of Australia transferred the collection to the Pacific Research Archives in 2012.

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Macksville, New South Wales; Papua New Guinea

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Prepared by Christine Bryan on 28 April 2014

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Correspondence from Terence Janssen, Transfers Officer, National Archives of Australia to Sarah Lethbridge, email dated 1 November 2011.

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