The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Lionel Gouly

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Lionel Gouly

Ancestor's date of birth: 12/02/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 15/04/1911

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 68

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 410

Contingent: Third Western Australian

Ship: MAPLEMORE, Date of Sailing: 13/03/1900

Memorial details: Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia Anglican Section GC PLOT 0298A

Decorations: Q.S.A (R) (T) (OFS),(CC) South Africa 1901(1)

Personal Characteristics: Written on his grave plinth is :Erected by his comrades and fellow sports men as a token of their affection and appreciation of his many manly and loveable qualities

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served with General Carrington's Column through Rhodesia until the relief of Eland's River.Subsequently with Lord Methuen's Column and then with General Plumer's Force. Saw much fighting under the fine leadership of Major Vialls.

Service and life after the Boer War: Discharged 17.06.1901. Worked in Government Savings Bank An all round sportsman. Played cricket left handed batsman for Western Australia against the MCC 1907. Died in Perth Western Australia 15th April 1911

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Patrick Alan Davies, Perth WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Distant cousin


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