Louis Clive GORDON


GORDON, Louis Clive

Service Number: 1183
Enlisted: 5 October 1914, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 1888
Home Town: Zeehan, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine driver
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 18 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Tasmanian Government Railways
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1183, Claremont, Tasmania
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1183, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1183, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
18 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1183, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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"...1183 Corporal Louis Clive Gordon, H Company, 15th Battalion, of Hobart, Tas. An engine driver prior to enlistment, he embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22 December 1914. Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant (L Sgt) on 1 January 1915 and was killed in action while serving on Gallipoli on 18 May 1915 age 26. His brother, 1415 Lance Corporal Charles Arthur Gordon, 1st Clearing Hospital, returned to Australia on 16 October 1918..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)