Gosden, Robert Raglan

GOSDEN, Robert Raglan, labour activist (b 1882, Surrey, England; d 11 Apr 1961, Gibsons). After leaving his native England he worked at a variety of labouring jobs in a number of places. In 1910 he was in PRINCE RUPERT, where he was imprisoned during a strike, and he was arrested again in 1912 during free speech protests in San Diego, CA. He was back in BC during the bitter coal miners' strike in the NANAIMO area from 1912 to 1914 (see COAL MINING, VANCOUVER ISLAND) and led the Miners'...

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