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VC927   Cyril Edward Gourley

Name   Cyril Edward Gourley  No.   681886  

VC Issue No.   927   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 'D' Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career  Captain

Place Of Birth   6 Victoria Park, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Place Of Death   Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Grange Cemetery, West Kirby, Merseyside, Cheshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section F, Plot 17, family grave

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   16 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Grange Cemetery, West Kirby, Merseyside, Cheshire, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Town Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Named on Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Gourley Lane, West Kirby, Merseyside

By The Way…

After the war, he had two sons who both went on and served in the SAS in the Second World War.

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



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The First World War

BORN   19 January 1893

DIED   31 January 1982    AGE   89

VC Won   30 November 1917   AGE  24

Place VC Won   East of Epehy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917