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Lieutenant Edward Meyer Gosschalk was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1883, in Hull, the fifth son of Dutch-born Edward, of the wool merchants and importers Messrs Dumoulin & Gosschalk, and Esther Gosschalk (née Michael), of Bristol. The younger Gosschalk was educated at Hymer's College and entered into his father's firm, becoming a partner. He enlisted on the outbreak of war,[1] and was gazetted as a second-lieutenant on 7 May 1915, dated to 15 August 1914.[2]

Gosschalk died on 28 August 1916, during the Somme Offensive on the Western Front, while serving with the 6th (Service) Battalion, The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), attached from the regiment's 3rd (Reserve) Battalion.

He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.

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  1. The Times (41264), Col D, p. 4: "Fallen Officers". 5 September 1916.
  2. The London Gazette (29156), p. 4424, 7 May 1915. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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