Hugh Lyons GORDON


GORDON, Hugh Lyons

Service Number: 409472
Enlisted: 12 September 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Irymple, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 5 June 1909
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Mildura High School, Scotch College, Melbourne University
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Flying Battle, Near Schinveld, Netherlands, 15 June 1943, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands
Plot 11. Row H. Grave 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 409472
12 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 409472, No. 1 Initial Training School
6 Dec 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
25 Jun 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
7 Aug 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, SN 409472, Embarked Melbourne on Dunedin Star for United Kingdom
25 Dec 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
26 Mar 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 409472, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David Ferguson Gordon and Mary Gordon.

He completed a law degree at tne University of Melbourne and in 1935 he went into partnetship with his brother-in-law William Slater creating the law firm Slater & Gordon.

He married Elspeth Campbell Gordon, of Ulonga, New South Wales, Australia.