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Charles Arthur GORDON

Regimental number1415
Date of birth--/12/1893
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
SchoolZeehan State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressZeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Gordon, Mulcahy Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Clearing Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1183 Lance Sergeant Louis Clive GORDON, 15th Bn, killed in action, 18 May 1915.
Other details

War service: proceeded from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915. Landed at Gallipoli. Admitted to hospital, Lemnos, from Gallipoli, 3 August 1915; transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 10 August 1915; discharged to Base Details, Zeitoun, 13 August 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 28 September 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli; disembarked Alexandria, 21 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to hospital (measles), 20 April 1917; discharged to duty, 3 May 1917. Appointed Acting Corporal, 27 October 1917; Temporary Corporal, 21 May 1918

Marched out for return to Australia, 14 September 1918; commenced return to Australia, 16 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 25 November 1918; discharged, 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1981
Age at death87
Place of burialCremated: Carr Villa Crematorium, Launceston, Tasmania

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