Gordon enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) on 18 Aug 1940 and was posted to 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 21 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Sect, “A” Platoon. He was medevac'd at “BETANO” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 25 Oct 1942.
After medical treatment he was medically discharged on 25 Aug 1943.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps