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SSGT George McK Gosnell

SSGT George McK Gosnell

Birth
Death 16 Dec 1944 (aged 20–21)
Germany
Burial Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Plot Area U
Memorial ID 25494817 · View Source
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The News, Frederick, MD, no date
SERGT. GEORGE M. GOSNELL, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Gosnell, who resided in Frederick, entered the Army February 20, and is stationed at Camp McCain, Miss. After the death of his parents, Sergt. Gosnell moved to Washington, D. C., to reside with his uncle and aunt. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Haller, of Frederick.
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The News, Frederick, MD, January 4, 1945
Mrs. Ernest E. Miller, of Washington, has received word that her nephew, Staff Sgt. George M. Gosnell, was killed in action on December 16 somewhere in Germany. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gosnell, of Frederick, both of whom were killed in accidents within a short period of time, S/Sgt. Gosnell was the third member of his family to meet a violent death.

Twentyone years old on November 4, the soldier had begun his Army career on February 20, 1943, taking his training in Washington and South Carolina. He had been overseas about two months with an infantry division.

S/Stg. Gosnell was well known both in Frederick and Washington. He received his elementary schooling in this city, but was graduated from high school in Washington. After his parents death he made his home here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Haller, later moving to Washington to reside with his aunt, Mrs. Miller. He is survived by two brothers, Pfc. Charles H. Gosnell, somewhere in England, and Bernard Thomas Gosnell, who left Wednesday for the Army, also a sister, Helen Gosnell, of Silver Spring.
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The News, Frederick, MD, April 22, 1949
The remains of S/Sgt. George McK. Gosnell, arrived in this city Tuesday afternoon and were removed to the funeral home, 106 East Church street where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening. Funeral will take place from the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

S/Sgt. Gosnell, 21, was killed in France December 16, 1944. The soldier had begun his Army career on February 20, 1943, taking his training in Washington and South Carolina. He had been overseas about two months with an infantry division.

He was well known both in this city and Washington, He received his elementary schooling in this city, but was graduated from high school in Washington.

A son of the late Ralph M. and Lucy V. Haller Gosnell, he is survived by two brothers, Charles H. Gosnell, near this city, and Richard T. Gosnell, this city; a sister, Mrs. Howard Gray, Silver Spring.

M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors.
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The News, Frederick, MD, April 25, 1949
The funeral of S.Sgt. George McK. Gosnell, who was killed in France, December 16, 1944, took place from the funeral home, 106 East Church street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. W. V. Garrett, pastor of Evangelical Lutheran church, officiated. There were many floral emblems. Military honors were given at the grave by Maryland National Guard Co. A, 115th Infantry. Pallbearers were: Charles A. Lawson, Emory M. Bierley, Dewey Ford, Edwin Brookey, Sr., Kenneth May and Alonzo Fox. Interment was in Mount Olivet cemetery. M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors.


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  • Created by: Kim K
  • Added: 24 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25494817
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT George McK Gosnell (1923–16 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25494817, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Kim K (contributor 46955000) .