Service number 6270
ORIGINAL NAME PLATE C.1929
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|
|Roll||14 Infantry Battalion 13-23 Reinforcements (December 1915-November 1916)|
|Conflict||First World War 1914-1918|
|Ship||HMAT Port Sydney A15|
|Birth Place||About 1880, Hamilton, Victoria|
|Father||Samuel Gordon, Rokeby, Victoria|
|Mother||Annie (Crayford) Gordon|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Residence||Neerim South, Victoria|
|Height||5 feet, 7½ inches|
|Complexion||Fair; Eyes- Unknown; Hair- Brown|