This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Louis John Gouick
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 8044
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Queens Own, Royal West Kents
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 07.08.1915
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee Western Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: 5.31A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Afton PI, Downfield, Dundee
- Occupation: Postal Worker
Robert Bruce Gouick, 4 Afton Pl, Dundee
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Louis John Gouick 8044 Queens Own Royal West Kents
IN HOSPITAL WITH PARALYSIS OF BOTH LEGS.
Many in Downfield will learn with interest of the fate of Corporal Louis Gouick, who was a postman in the district, and when war was declared was called up and joined the 1st Battalion (the Queen’s Own) Royal West Kent Regiment. He now lies in the National Hospital, London, suffering from paralysis of both legs. He was wounded in the four days’ fighting last October, when the Germans took Neuve Chapelle, which they have since had to evacuate. On that occasion the British position was subjected to extraordinary shelling. Corporal Gouick’s home is at 4 Afton Place Downfield.
Dundee People’s Journal 20th March 1915
DIED OF WOUNDS.
POSTMAN SUCCUMBS TO WOUNDS IN HOSPITAL.
Mr Robert Gouick, Downfield, has received intimation of the death from wounds of his son, Lance-Corporal Gouick, Royal West Kents, which took place in an English hospital. Lance-Corporal Gouick was a reservist, and was recalled to the colours immediately on the outbreak of war. He was severely wounded in the fighting round Ypres. He was in civil life, a postman in Dundee, and was extremely well-liked by a wide circle of friends. He was only 27 years of age. Much sympathy will be extended to his father, who is himself an old soldier, having seen active service in South Africa.
Dundee People’s Journal 14th August 1915
Another longer report is also published in the Dundee People’s Journal 14th August 1915.
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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