|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Kingstown, Ireland|
|School||Rothes Public School, England|
|Address||Inverell, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||45|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Janet M E Gordon, Inverell, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 8 years in the New South Wales Militia (New England Light Horse).|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Captain|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||45|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16 ), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in St John's Anglican Cathedral, Parramatta, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Robert and Annie GORDON; husband of J.M.E. GORDON. Native of Kingstown, Ireland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
Obituary states, 'Major C. G. Gordon was a company commander in the 2nd Bn. He was formerly an area officer in New South Wales.He had seen active service previously, having fought in the Matabele war and in South Africa. He possessed the Queen's medal, with five clasps. He was a popular officer, and was noted for his particularly fine physique. Before the war he was attached to the 5th (New England) Light Horse. He was the son of a British Naval officer, and was educated at Cheltenham and Edinburgh. He leaves a widow and one child.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORDON Charles George|