Robert Rogers GORDON

Regimental number1361
Place of birthGreensport, Ireland
Other NamesJORDAN, Robert
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. J. Gordon, Groomsport, County Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed six months in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Date of death06-9 August 1915 ; secondary dod: 08/08/1915
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane JORDAN, Hill Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; admitted to Hospital Ship 'Gascon' (gun shot wound, right shoulder and right chest), 4 May 1915; transferred to convalescent camp and discharged for duty, Alexandria, 21 May 1915; rejoined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 1 June 1915.

Admitted to No. 1 Stationary Hospital (constipation), Mudros, 20 July 1915; dicharged for duty, 30 July 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON Robert Rogers