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Lionel Harrison Rankon GORDON

Place of birthHammond South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic school teacher
AddressTallawalka, Sedan, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Susannah Anny Gordon, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Bellicourt on 28-29 September .1918
Recommendation date: 29 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Lionel Harrison Gordon on NR

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry 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 with his group headquarters, 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. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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