|Place of birth||Hammond, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Public school teacher|
|Address||Tallawalka, Sedan, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30.1|
|Next of kin||Mother, Sussannah Anny Gordon, Port Lincoln, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served as Junior Cadet instructor for 2 years; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Division Artillery|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallanry and devotion to duty at Bellicourt, on 28th-29th September, 1918; he, in conjunction with another officer, acted as F.O.O. He maintained practically uninterrupted communications throughout his group head-quarters, and in the course of the operation obtained and transmitted information of the greatest value and importance, not only to the artillery, but to the infantry as well.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 75
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 5 November 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 16 March 1920.
Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to War Service.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORDON Lionel Harrison Rankon|