Clarence A. Gordon

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History

Clarence Austin Gordon was born at Ballarat.[1]

Military Experience

Sapper (2452) Clarence A. Gordon was a 20 year old single sailor when he enlisted during World War One for the forth time.[2] In earlier enlistments he had given his gob and miner and labourer. His enlisted on 24 August 1914 at Ballarat and gave his next of kin as William Gordon of 25 Anderson Street, Ballarat East. He served with the 8th Battalion and was discharged as medically unfit on 05 October 1914. His enlistment of 07 January 1916 saw Gordon serving with the 24th Battalion. He left Australia on 31 March 1916 on board the City of Edinburgh disembarking at Marseilles, France. He was transferred to the mining Corps on 24 July 1916, serving with the 2nd Tunnelling Company.[3]

He returned to Australia on the Morvada on 04 January 1919, arriving on 20 February 1919. At the time of his disembarkation he gave his address as 7 Grant Street, Ballarat.[4]

See also

2nd Tunnelling Company

References

  1. NAA: B2455 Gordan C A
  2. http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1067112.pdf
  3. NAA: B2455 Gordan C A
  4. NAA: B2455 Gordan C A

Other links

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1067112.pdf

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp


--Cgervasoni (talk) 20:55, 30 April 2014 (EST)


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