Light Colonel William
|Type of person||Individual
|Principal occupation||Surveyor of Gawler
After Gawler was surveyed in 1839, Col. William Light died on 6th October 1839 at the age of 54, from his contracting tuberculosis. Robert Haysom research says that Light left debts of 620 pounds. Light was buried in Light Square in a lead coffin. Gov. Gawler allocated 100 pounds towards a memorial for Light and closed all government offices on 10th October, the day of Light's funeral.