William Norman GUNSON

GUNSON, William Norman

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Warracknabeal, Vic., 1884
Home Town: Hornsby, Hornsby Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Congregational Clergyman
Died: Sydney, NSW, 11 May 1942, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

20 Jun 1916: Involvement Australian Army Chaplains' Department
20 Jun 1916: Embarked Australian Army Chaplains' Department, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Rev; W. N. Gunson

The death occurred in Sydney on Monday of the Rev. W. N. Gunson, minister of the Strathfield-Homebush Congregational Church.. Mr. Gunson died suddenly. He was apparently in good health, and conducted two services in his church on the previous day.

Mr Gunson came to Hobart from Victoria in August 1932 and had charge of the Memorial Congregational Church until April, 1938. He was elected president of the Tasmanian State Council of Churches and of the Congregational Union of Tasmania.

When he left Hobart he went to England, where he remained for six months, then returned to Australia and accepted a call to the Strathfield-Homebush church.

Outside his pulpit and pastoral work Mr. Gunson was keenly interested in educational matters. He was one of the examiners for the Melbourne College of Divinity, and was tutor of the Hobart Y.M.C.A. public speaking class. In his leisure moments he was a golfer, and was a member of the Royal Hobart Golf Club. He was on active service tor 2 1/2years with the A.I.F. in the First World War.

Mr. Gunson is survived by a wife and a brother, the Rev. G. Gunson, of Brigh-ton (V.). Dr. Jean Gunson, of Hobart is a niece.

The Mercury Thursday 14 May 1942 page 2