Ernst Julius Carl LE GOULLON

LE GOULLON, Ernst Julius Carl

Service Number: Q201001
Enlisted: 8 April 1942, Sandgate, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Bremen, Germany, 28 October 1895
Home Town: Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Garage proprietor
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 5 May 1985, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q201001, Sandgate, Queensland
9 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q201001
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN Q201001, 2nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

Family history

Ernst was the third child, and only son, of Franz Heinrich Carl Le Goullon and Matilda Pauline Wunderlich. His father was a merchant in Bremen, Germany, where Ernst was born.

Just over a year after his father's death, he left Germany to make his life in Australia. Ernst arrived in Sydney, Australia on 30 May 1912 on the Seydlitz from Bremen as a nearly 17 year old. He was not accompanied by any family members and must have been visiting his maternal uncles, Ernest, Otto and Alfred Wunderlich who were successful businessmen in Sydney by then. Eventually he was given a large collection of geological and fossil specimens by his uncle Ernest, reference of this is made in Ernest's memoir.

He spent some time in Sydney, but moved to Queensland where he worked on grazing properties. He was naturalised on 7 April 1923. In 1927 he purchased Borer Creek, a grazing property of about 10,000 acres about 45 miles north-east of Charleville which he sold 3 years later.

He married Mary Chancellor Irving in Sandgate on 4 May 1935 and together they had 3 children. They lived in Sandgate and he was a garage proprietor.

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