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Monday, 12 February 2007
The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Charles George GORDON
Topic: Militia - Area Officers

The Australian Militia

Area Officers

Roll of Honour

Charles George GORDON

 

Charles George GORDON

 

Date of birth7 November 1869
Place of birthKingstown, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazer
AddressInverell, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Janet M E Gordon, Inverell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the New South Wales Militia (New England Light Horse).
Enlistment date27 May 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16 ), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Roll of HonourPanel number 32, Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Annie GORDON; husband of J.M.E. GORDON. Native of Kingstown, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. Obituary states, 'Major C. G. Gordon was a company commander in the 2nd Bn. He was formerly an area officer in New South Wales. He had seen active service previously, having fought in the Matabele war and in South Africa. He possessed the Queen's medal, with five clasps. He was a popular officer, and was noted for his particularly fine physique. Before the war he was attached to the 5th (New England) Light Horse. He was the son of a British Naval officer, and was educated at Cheltenham and Edinburgh. He leaves a widow and one child.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA B2455 file 4774492

 

Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign

The Australian Militia, Area Officers

Australian Light Horse Militia

Australian Infantry Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Charles George GORDON

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 1 August 2010 10:23 AM EADT
Sunday, 11 February 2007
3rd LHR, Roll of Honour, Victor Thomas Arthur Batten
Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR

3rd LHR, AIF

3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

Victor Thomas Arthur Batten

 

Victor Thomas Arthur Batten's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Victor Thomas Arthur Batten

Service number: 860

Rank: Corporal [Cpl]

Unit: 3rd Light Horse

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 11 February 1919

Cemetery or memorial details: Coburg VIC C of E C 6th Row 547.C

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.

 

A brief military biography of Victor Thomas Arthur Batten from The AIF Project:

Regimental number860
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
Address7 Roper Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height6' 4"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Batten, 'Tom's Court,' off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service5 years Geelong Garrison Artillery; 5 years Cape Garrison Artillery; 2 years 8 months German Transport Conductor, Africa; 10 months, 3rd Light Horse Regiment (AIF)
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Disembarked Suez, 27 April 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HMAT A70 Ballarat, 5 July 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1915; discharged Melbourne, 10 May 1916 (medically unfit, asthma).

Re-enlisted and attached for duty with base Postal unit, 3rd Military District (prior to discharge), 21 October 1915; discharged, 23 January 1919.

Joined 3rd Military District Guard, 24 January 1919; died of disease, No 5 Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, 11 February 1919 (pneumonic influenza).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1919
Age at death43
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery (Plot C, Row 6, Grave No. 547), Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTEN Victor Thomas Arthur

  Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

 


Citation: 3rd LHR, Roll of Honour, Victor Thomas Arthur Batten

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 17 July 2010 8:06 AM EADT
9th LHR, Roll of Honour, Harold Sullivan
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

Harold Sullivan

 

Harold Sullivan's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

Harold Sullivan

Service number: 72

Rank: Serjeant

Unit: 9th Australian Light Horse

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 11 February 1917

Cause of death: Died while a Prisoner of War

Cemetery or memorial details: IRAQ 8 Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

War Grave Register notes: SULLIVAN, Serjt. Harold, 72. 9th Australian Light Horse. Died whilst Prisoner of War 11th Feb., 1917. Age 31. Son of William and Harriet Sullivan, of Blackwood, South Australia. Angora Mem. 163.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.

 

A brief military biography of Harold Sullivan from The AIF Project:

Regimental number72
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Sullivan, Blackwood, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).
FateCaptured as Prisoner of War at Bir el Abd, 9 August 1916. Died of disease 11 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Angora Memorial 163), Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Harriet SULLIVAN, Blackwood, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Lest we forget

 

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916 

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR, Roll of Honour, Harold Sullivan

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 17 July 2010 8:06 AM EADT
The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Robert GARTSIDE
Topic: Militia - Area Officers

The Australian Militia

Area Officers

Roll of Honour

Robert GARTSIDE

 

Robert GARTSIDE

 

Place of birthVictoria
SchoolPrivate Tutor
OccupationOrchardist
AddressElands, Harcourt, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation52
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Gartside, Elands, Harcourt, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 26 years; saw service in the Boer War as a Lieutenant with the Victorian Bushmen's Corps.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death52
Roll of HonourPanel number 53, Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Frances GARTSIDE; HUSBAND OF E. GARTSIDE, "Rockbank", 88 Cummingham Street, Westgarth, Victoria. Native Gisborne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign

The Australian Militia, Area Officers

Australian Light Horse Militia

Australian Infantry Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Robert GARTSIDE

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 1 August 2010 10:07 AM EADT
Saturday, 10 February 2007
The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Robert Pearce (Bert) FLOCKART
Topic: Militia - Area Officers

The Australian Militia

Area Officers

Roll of Honour

Robert Pearce (Bert) FLOCKART

 

Robert Pearce (Bert) FLOCKART

 

Date of birth14 November 1886
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address20 Albert Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Flockart, Risdon, Broadway, East Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceJunior Cadets, Victoria Rifles, Area Officer, Coburg area, Victoria.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain; secondary cemetary rank: Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date:
"April 1915"
FateDied of wounds 15 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death15 July 1915
Age at death28.9
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Roll of HonourPanel number 43, Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign

The Australian Militia, Area Officers

Australian Light Horse Militia

Australian Infantry Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Robert Pearce (Bert) FLOCKART

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 1 August 2010 10:06 AM EADT

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