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Gordon A W     Pte    2116

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 4 years, 10 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Adam Wilson Gordon, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, courtesy of Marjorie Conning.



Gordon A W     Pte    2116    Adam Wilson          2 Pioneer Bn    24    Storeman    Single    Pres       

Address:    Essendon, Nicholson St, 66, "Ellerslie"  

Next of Kin:    Gordon, Adam, father, 66 Nicholson St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    30 Mar 1916       

Embarked:     A62 Wandilla 6 Jun 1916   


Relatives on Active Service:

Gordon R A  Cpl 956 brother


Wilson Gordon is seated on the ground at the front.  The soldier on the left is wearing a 2nd Pioneer Battalion colour patch.  Taken at Tidworth.  This may have been in October 1916 while still training in England at Perham Downs.  The 3rd Reinforcements of the 2nd Pioneers joined their Battalion in

France the following month. Courtesy of Marjorie Conning.


"This is a photo of some of the boys out of our hut and myself.  We live in huts over here but I would sooner be in

tents, though the huts are not bad.  We had it taken when we were out for a walk one day at Tidworth.  From Wilson".



Returned to Australia "for a change" in August 1917.



Souvenir embroidered silk handkerchiefs


It is not certain whether it was Wilson or his brother Rothie, or both, who sent home these souvenirs to their mother.








Photos by Lenore Frost, courtesy of Marjorie Conning, 2011.


British War Medal belonging to Private Adam Wilson Gordon. Courtesy of Marjorie Conning.



Identity disc of 2116 Pte A W Gordon, courtesy of Marjorie Conning.


The Great War Honour Roll at the Moonee Valley Civic Centre - AW and R Gordon. 

Courtesy of Marjorie Conning.


Wilson Gordon's mother's Mothers' Badge.  Courtesy of Marjorie Conning.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Essendon State School

St John's Presbyterian Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918

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