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Cyril Edward Gourley
Birth: Jan. 19, 1893
Death: Jan. 31, 1982

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the 276th West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. At the Battle of Cambrai, Epehy France, on November 30, 1917, he was in command of a section of howitzers. During an advance, German forces were within a few hundred yards of him, both to the front and on one flank. Sergeant Gourley managed to keep one gun firing and engaged a machine-gun at 500 yards, knocking it out with a direct hit. All day he held the Germans in check, firing over open sights on enemy parties, which led an enemy withdrawn at nightfall. For conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in February, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Grange Cemetery
West Kirby
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
Merseyside, England
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2003
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