Remembering Today 21/2/42 Gunner:H.G. Gissing,1653703,49 Bty.48 Lt. A.A. Regt.Royal Artillery

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Gunner GISSING, HAROLD GEORGE
    Service Number 1653703

    Died 21/02/1942

    49 Bty., 48 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Royal Artillery
    Casualty
    Buried at JAKARTA (ANCOL) NETHERLANDS FIELD OF HONOUR

    Location: Indonesia
    Number of casualties: 59

    Cemetery/memorial reference: I. 110-111.
     
  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Dec 1905
    GISSING Joseph Plomesgate 4a 2092
    RICHES Edith Louisa Plomesgate 4a 2092

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    5 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Edith L Gissing 14 May 1884 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Harold G Gissing 14 Dec 1910 House Decorator
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Sidney A Smith 27 Apr 1887 Iron Foundry Labourer Heavy Worker
    Nadene E (Nadine) Thomas (Cox) 20 Apr 1923 Domestic Servant
    Charles Scoging 16 Oct 1872 Master Window Cleaner

    NAME: Harold G Gissing
    SPOUSE: Vera A M Adams
    MARRIAGE: Dec 1933 - Ipswich, Suffolk

    4 children

    NAME: Vera A M Gissing
    SPOUSE: William F Stokes
    MARRIAGE: Dec 1951 - Ipswich, Suffolk

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    Missing:
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    Gissing_m2.jpg

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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    A good book about the 49/48 LAA Battery is 'The Storm at Kalidjati' by Francis Hansen published 2017 and available through Amazon.
    Interesting to see from the list of missing, which I have also checked on the Java Rolls are that there were two Gissings in the 49 Battery. Gunner H G Gissing and Gunner C Gissing. Since their Service Nos are 1653703 and 1653702 I would assume (never assume!) that they joined together and were either brothers or cousins. From 'The Storm at Kalidjati' - Gunner C Gissing was wounded on 21 February by an anti-personnel bomb which landed five yards from his gun. He survived the war. I cannot see any referenceto Gunner H G Gissing.
    Tim
     
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