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Robert GORDON

Regimental number1702
Place of birthCygnet Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGardners Bay, Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, William Gordon, Gardners Bay, Cygnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1702A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Mont St. Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of MONT ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 2nd September 1918, these men [654 R. PENNY, 5113 S. WILLIAMS, 1004 A.G. McINTOSH, 6336 A. JENNER] were stretcher bearers. The casualties were heavy, and they worked continuously all day and the succeeding night, attending and carrying wounded. All this work was performed under artillery and machine gun fire, which for some hours during the early part of the fight was most intense. The gallantry and devotion of these men was the means of saving the lives of many of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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