Gordon William Horace (Horace) LANCASTER

LANCASTER, Gordon William Horace

Service Number: 3584
Enlisted: 11 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 29 November 1892
Home Town: Campbelltown, Campbelltown Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter
Died: East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia , 11 October 1957, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: East Maitland Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
East Maitland Cemetery, Church of England Portion, Section 25, Lot 23
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3584, 30th Infantry Battalion
5 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 3584, 30th Infantry Battalion
5 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 3584, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney
14 Sep 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3584, 30th Infantry Battalion, 3rd MD, Acting Cpl,Sickness (pneumonia)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACs
 
This morning I had the great honour to erect crosses for Acting Corporal Gordon William Horace Lancaster, 30th Battalion (Reg No-3584 and 2nd A.I.F. – N483098), of "Bristol", Salisbury Street, Camperdown, New South Wales and 44 Hunter Street, East Maitland, N.S.W., who was laid to rest on the 12th October 1957, age 64. East Maitland Cemetery, Church of England Portion, Section 25, Lot 23.

Also his son, Leading Aircraftman Horace Victor Lancaster, Royal Australian Air Force, of 44 Hunter Street, East Maitland, New South Wales and Melbourne Street, East Maitland, N.S.W., who was laid to rest on the 6th September 1949, age 26. East Maitland Cemetery, Church of England Portion, Section 25, Lot 21.

Both men died tragically, and are resting side by side in unmarked graves.

Gordon's Great Grandson Michael Lancaster contacted me recently about these 2 Diggers, and we were joined today with family and friends to honour the service of these Heroes of 2 World Wars who had been forgotten.

Kye Jeffries sounded The Last Post.

The dead are only ever truly forgotten when they are spoken of no more.

Lest We Never Forget. — with Keiran Jeffriess

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