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Louis Clive GORDON

Regimental number1183
Date of birth--/07/1888
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolZeehan State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
AddressZeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Gordon, 25 Mulcahy Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 6.5 years in the Tasmanian Rangers (91st Infantry); appointed lieutenant (provisional) in the senior cadets
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1915
Date of death18 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe 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
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald and Mary GORDON, 25 Mulcahy Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1415 Lance Corporal Charles Arthur GORDON, 1st Clearing Hospital, returned to Australia, 16 October 1918.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON Louis Clive

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