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Leslie Arthur GORDON

Regimental number465
Date of birth1 December 1890
Place of birthClare, South Australia
OccupationStation overseer
AddressHill River Station, Clare, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Gordon, Hill River Station, Clare, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 January 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' 14 June 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette', 7 November 1918.
Recommendation date: 12-13 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Discharge date22 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 22 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 23 August 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 22 October 1919.

Medals: Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1955
Age at death64
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON Leslie Arthur

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