|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|School||Zeehan State School, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A C Gordon, 25 Mulcahy Street, Zeehan, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served for 6.5 years in the Tasmanian Rangers (91st Infantry); appointed lieutenant (provisional) in the senior cadets|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Archibald and Mary GORDON, 25 Mulcahy Street, Zeehan, Tasmania|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1415 Lance Corporal Charles Arthur GORDON, 1st Clearing Hospital, returned to Australia, 16 October 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed Corporal, 5 October 1914.
Found guilty, 18 December 1914, of being absent from parade at Broadmeadows Camp, 16 December 1914: reprimanded.
Found guilty, 19 December 1914, of neglecting duty when orderly sergeant at Broadmeadows Camp, 17 December 1914: reprimanded.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 1 January 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915; buried in Monash Gully, 19 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORDON Louis Clive|