|Place of birth||Riverton, South Australia|
|School||East Adelaide Public School and Muirden College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Railway Parade, Kilkenny, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22.9|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Francis Mary Gordon, Railway Parade, West Croydon, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Member, 1 year, Elder Smith Company Rifle Club; still a member at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||43rd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/60/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'Enlisted 1 March 1916 ... Went into action 24 December. Killed by the bursting of a shell. Missing 24 June 1917. He bore an unblemished character and was deeply mourned.' (details from Francis Mary Gordon, mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Messines, Belgium|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Messines Ridge British Cemtery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 43), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Frances GORDON, 13 Oxford Street, Hyde Park, South Australia. Native of Riverton, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1036 Pte Kenneth Stanley GORDON, 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 24 July 1916.
Transferred to 11th Light trench Mortar Battery, 23 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.
Found guilty, 8 February 1917, of when on Active Service being out of billet after 9 pm: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Detached to Anti-Gas School, 16 April 1917; rejoined unit, 23 April 1917.
Killed in action, 24 June 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORDON John Vivian|