Served in the Royal Navy in 1944-8. Entered business and was the founding member of a highly successful business partnership that took over National Car Parks, which became the largest car parking company in Europe, maintaining a charitable relationship with the armed forces.
Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Donald Gosling, KCVO, KStJ, was born on 2 March 1929, the son of Benjamin Gosling (1896-1964) and Maisie Gretchen V. Gosling née Benham (1904-2007). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1929 in the Lambeth registration district and his father was a heavy lorry and coach driver.
In the 1939 England and Wales Register he was shown as a schoolboy, living at the home of William John Stacey and Lucy Stacey at Braughing Fields, Braughing, Ware, Hertfordshire.
He married Elizabeth Shauna Ingram (1938-2016) in the 3rd quarter of 1959 in the Winchester registration district and together they had three sons: Mark D. Gosling (b.1960), Adam Gosling (b.1963) and David R. Gosling (b.1964), before their marriage was dissolved in 1988.
Telephone directories from 1961 show him listed at Leander House, 36 Lower Teddington Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
He died following a short illness, aged 90 years, on 16 September 2019 in Kingston-upon-Thames. His Wikipedia page gives details of his life.
Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.