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Harry Goslin: The Wartime Wanderer

7 November 2019

Harry Goslin, our former captain who lost his life during the Second World War, will be remembered in a special concert tonight at the Albert Halls in Bolton.

Members of Harry’s family, including his son, Bill, as well as officials from Bolton Wanderers will be in attendance.
 
Harry was the captain of the famous Wartime Wanderers and was the only member of that squad who did not return home at the end of the conflict.
 
Earlier this year, a framed copy of a specially commissioned painting of Harry was presented to club official by Bill and serving officers from the Royal Artillery – Harry’s regiment.
 
The work, by David Rowlands, is of the Wartime Wanderer in action in Italy during World War Two and is displayed proudly at the University of Bolton Stadium alongside a replica shirt which was also presented to the club.
 
To celebrate the formation of 103 Regiment Royal Artillery in 1967, the Regiment commissioned four one-off paintings.
 
Each painting depicted a famous battle honour that through valour was bestowed on the sub-unit or an individual act of bravery.
 
The 216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery chose the former Wanderers captain at the Moro River as their person to be honoured in this way.
 

Goslin’s story will be read at this evening's special ceremony.

The Remembrance Concert will also feature performances by the Lancashire Artillery (V) Band and local artists. The Act of Remembrance will be conducted by The Vicar of Bolton Rev. Canon Dr. Chris Bracegirdle.

The ceremony begins at 7pm. Tickets are £6 with proceeds to cadet forces and veteran’s organisations. Remembrance Concert tickets are available from alberthalls-bolton.co.uk or by calling the ticket line on 0843 208 0500.


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