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ROBERT JAMES GORDON

GORDON, ROBERT JAMES

RANK:   SERGEANT        SERIAL NO:  26091
                         

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, ‘A’ COMPANY, N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:   28/07/1895  -  LONDONDERRY, IRELAND        

DIED:     07/06/1917        KILLED IN ACTION    
              
PLACE:  MESSINES, BELGIUM        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   Mrs J. GORDON, (mother), COUNTY DERRY, IRELAND

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   J.T. KYLE (brother-in-law), WAIPUKURAU

OCCUPATION:  FARM LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   W.J. SEDCOLE

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   KIRITAKI, DANNEVIRKE
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 9½”        WEIGHT:     175lb        CHEST:   36”

COMP:   FAIR          EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:   FAIR 

EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL,
                MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, BELGIUM

                    
 ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM            DATE:  29/05/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    11th    

MILITARY RECORD:
29/05/1916.  POSTED ‘F’ COMPANY 17th REINFORCEMENTS, TRENTHAM.
24/09/1916.  LEFT NEW ZEALAND ON HMNZT No 64 ‘DEVON’.
21/11/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
21/11/1916.  MARCHED IN ‘SLING’.
21/11/1916.  POSTED ‘D’ COMPANY (RIFLEMAN).
07/01/1917.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.
09/01/1917.  MARCHED INTO ETAPLES, POSTED ‘A’ COY, 2nd BATTALION,
N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
05/02/1917.  ADMITTED 7th GENERAL HOSPITAL, ST. OMER, (MUMPS).
25/02/1917.  TRANSFERRED BASE DEPOT, FRANCE.
27/02/1917.  JOINED BATTALION, POSTED TO ‘A’ COMPANY.
05/05/1917.  DETACHED TO PIGEON COURSE.
05/05/1917.  REJOINED UNIT.
07/06/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, MESSINES, BELGIUM.

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.