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GORDON Richard Samuel Stewart

Service number 6270

Richard was wounded in action on the 30th September 1917. He had a severe shrapnel wound to his right forearm. Returned to Australia on the 10thJanuary 1918. Discharged on the 29thAugust 1918.

Richard returned to the district of Beaconsfield. He remained a farmer in Beaconsfield and Berwick Road, Harkaway. He never married.

The Argus (22nd November 1946)

“Gordon – On November 21st, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Richard Stewart, loved son of the late Samuel and Marianne Gordon, dearly loved brother of Annie and Grace, brother-in-law of Joseph Curtis, late 1st AIF.”

Died on the 21stNovember 1946.

Buried November 1946 at Old Cheltenham Cemetery, Victoria.

Name GORDON, Richard Samuel Stewart
Service Number 6270
Rank Private
Roll 14 Infantry Battalion 13-23 Reinforcements (December 1915-November 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 7thSeptember 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Port Sydney A15
Age 37 years
Birth Place About 1880, Hamilton, Victoria
Father Samuel Gordon, Rokeby, Victoria
Mother Annie (Crayford) Gordon
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farmer
Residence Neerim South, Victoria
Enlisted 20thMarch 1916
Height 5 feet, 7½ inches
Complexion Fair; Eyes- Unknown; Hair- Brown