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James Stanley GORDON

Regimental number399
Place of birthArarat Victoria
AddressMount Cole via Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Gordon, Mount Cole via Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and grand initiative during the attacks of 9th August 1918 and 11th August 1918 at LIHONS after his platoon Officer and Sergeant had become casualties, No. 300 Corporal J.S. GORDON took complete charge of the platoon, reorganised it during the advance and led his men with marked skill and bravery to the objective. Again on the 11th his platoon Sergeant became an early casualty and he led his platoon with the same judgment and personal disregard of danger. During the counter attack his rapid initiative and personal example was directly responsible for beating off the attack from his portion of the trench and his gallant example inspired his men with a similar courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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