GOSSLING, Phyllis Katharine

1892 - 1975

Born at Teddington, Middlesex on 13 November 1892, daughter of Frank Gossling, an examiner in H.M. Patent Office, and his wife Ada Jane née Newberry, who married at St Giles, London in 1888. In 1911, an 18 year old living at 15 Birdhurst Road, Croydon with her parents, 51 year old Frank and 47 year old Ada, with four siblings. Phyllis obtained a B.Sc(hons) degree in London and trained as a teacher at Clapham High School. Assistant Mistress at St Leonard's School, Fife 1916-1919 and Tunbridge Wells High School 1919-1935 after several other appointments at Croydon, Enfield, Hitchin, Leeds and Wakefield, in 1939 a teacher living at Agbrigg Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire and in 1945 was Chemistry Mistress at Ipswich High School for Girls. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1946-1950 and exhibited from Pendine St Mary, Bourne, Andover in 1949 a watercolour 'Woodside, Belstead Road' and two watercolours the following year 'Near Flatford' and 'Near Mullion' [Cornwall]. She died at New Forest, Hampshire in 1975, she was unmarried.