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Ernest Silvester GORDON

Regimental number999
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address21 Renwick Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Gordon, 21 Renwick Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 28th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Ernest Sylvester Gordon on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date23 March 1920
Other details

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left shoulder), Sydney, 23 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1954
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON Ernest Silvester

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