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Hugh McKay GORDON

Regimental number100
Place of birthMt Gambier South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressAllandale East via Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Gordon, Allandale East via Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 6 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 6 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 29 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of the right mopping up party in a raid. He led the attack on an enemy machine gun, which was destroyed and the personnel of the team killed. At the end of the raid he got his wounded officer and his team safely back to the lines. He showed fine courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death13 July 1984

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