Gordon was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Section, “A” Platoon.
After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942
After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group.
He was transferred to 2/6th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, on 29 Dec 1943 and was discharged on 28 Jan 1946.
Gordon was made a Life Member of the Association in 1976
Edited by Peter Epps