Louis Vaughan Engelbrecht

June 23, 2015

ENGELBRECHT, Louis Vaughan- – – – SPC 1912-1914

DoB:- – 27 May 1900, Mt Gambier, SA

Father:– – Carl Richard Engelbrecht

Mother:– – Viva Stella, nee Barry

Louis was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Albert Park, a suburb of Melbourne.

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Louis enlisted on 1 November 1918 at the young age of 18 years and six months. As he was under 21 years of age, his mother had to provide written consent for her son to enlist. Louis’ father was deceased by this date.

On his enlistment papers he was noted as being five feet seven and a half inches tall, with a sallow complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He was working as a station hand.

As a result of the medical examination at the time of his enlistment, it was discovered that Louis had a medical condition affecting his lungs. This condition was not named on the papers, but it was sufficient to prevent his being accepted for active service. He was declared medically unfit for the AIF.

Louis married Alice Beryl Montgomery in 1922, in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Alice died in 1937.

At some point Louis moved back to Victoria and settled in Daylesford. He married Charlotte Emma Goodwin around 1947 in Melbourne. It was a second marriage for both of them. Charlotte died in 1978 as a result of cancer. They had no children.

Louis Vaughan Engelbrecht died in 1993 and was buried at the Daylesford Cemetery, with his second wife, Charlotte Emma.