RINDER, Gordon

Service Number: 2233
Enlisted: 10 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Salisbury West, Victoria, 15 July 1890
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2233, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2233, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2233, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 2233, 48th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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"Corporal GORDON RINDER, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Rinder, Hughes-street, North Unley, was killed in action in France on October 12. He enlisted in May, 1916, and sailed with the 4th Reinforcements of the 48th Battalion on August 12, 1916. He was employed by Messrs. Andrews Bros. Pty., Limited, as town and country representative, and was a member of the Commercial Travellers' Club. He took a keen interest in sport and played football for the Sturt Imperial Club. He was very popular owing to his bright and jovial disposition. He was born at Salisbury (Victoria), on July 15, 1890." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 10 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)