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James Leslie GORDON

Regimental number1057
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPartridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gordon, Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 24 July 1915
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Supreme Court Roll of Honour, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription ('Those Who Fell') reads: 'Ante diem periit sed miles sed pro patria' ['He died before his time, but as a soldier, and for his country.' From the poem 'Clifton Chapel' by Henry Newbolt]. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: James and Mary GORDON, 44 Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia. Native of Port Pirie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1144 Pte Kenneth Douglas GORDON, 10th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; [966] 2nd Lt Alan Forbes GORDON, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, 1 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON James Leslie

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