Gordon MacKinnon MUIRHEAD

MUIRHEAD, Gordon MacKinnon

Service Numbers: 9464, N60393, N390145
Enlisted: 18 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 27 March 1895
Home Town: Gilberton, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Burwood, New South Wales, 9 September 1954, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Cremated
Memorials: Adelaide National Australia Bank WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9464, Keswick, South Australia
22 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 9464, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 9464, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne
21 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Division Artillery

World War 2 Service

8 Apr 1940: Enlisted Lieutenant, SN N60393, Ingleburn, New South Wales
4 Dec 1940: Discharged Lieutenant, SN N60393
28 Feb 1942: Enlisted Lieutenant, SN N390145, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Paddington, New South Wales
24 Oct 1942: Discharged Lieutenant, SN N390145, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)

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Biography

9464 Gunner Gordon MacKinnon Muirhead, 6th Field Artillery Brigade was a 20 year old bank clerk from Gilberton, South Australia when he enlisted on 18 July 1915.  He was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club from whence most of this content was sourced.

His Next of Kin was listed as his mother Mother, Mrs M S Muirhead, Tyne Street, Gilberton, Adelaide, South Australia.  He had previous service with the 35th Battery Australian Field Artillery (militia).

His experince saw him allocated to Artillery.  He embarked for overseas with the 1st Reinforcements for the 6th Field Artillery Brigade from Melbourne on 22 November 1915 aboard HMAT Persic.

On 24 November 1917, he was appointed a Second Lieutenant and saw action with various artillery units in France. He returned to Australia as a Lieutenant and his appointment was terminated on 21 February 1920. Lieutenant MacKinnon also served in Australia during the Second World War.

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