Gus Bostock

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Gus Bostock
Profession circus assistant director
Personal details
Born 1882-06-04 Le Mans in France
Dead 1943-08-05 Whitecraigs, Glasgow in United Kingdom
Country United Kingdom

Title assistant director -
Location at Bostock & Wombwells Menagerie (Wombwell No.2 menagerie) in United Kingdom

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Biography details

Edward Henry Augustus Bostock , circus assistant director in United Kingdom

Born 1882-06-04 in France dead 1943-08-05 in United Kingdom , son of director Edward Bostock .

1915-04: Two of my 4 sons are in the Army: My second son, Alexander Gordon Bostock, who has been in charge of the Ipswich Hippodrome has joined up. And was followed shortly after by my eldest son Gus, Edward Henry Augustus Bostock, who is my assistant and right-hand in Glasgow.

Educated at Dollar Academy, Perthshire.
Served in the R.A.S.C. in World War I, and in the Home Guard in World war II.
He was awarded a medal for capturing a thief single-handed.
After a period of managing his father's business he became chairman and director of Bostock's Entertainments Circuit, Glasgow.
A Rotarian.
Known as "Gus".


Siblings through the father Edward Bostock (1858 -- ?):

  1. John Bostock Born 1889-02-22 Dead: † 1920-12-21
  2. Alexander Bostock Born 1885-01-22 Dead: † 1919-01-12
  3. Arthur Bostock Born 1886-10-13 Dead: † 1963-07-17

Gus Bostock s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Gus Bostock
Born: 1882-06-04

Edward Bostock

Born: 1858

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James Bostock

Born: 1814-04-20
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Emma Wombwell

Born: 1835
Paternal Great-grandfather::
William Wombwell
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). assistant director Edward Henry Augustus Bostock in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories assistant director | circus | Bostock & Wombwells Menagerie (Wombwell No.2 menagerie) | Bostock family | Born 1882 | Dead 1943 | People from United Kingdom

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