Gordon Clyde

First Name: 
Gordon
Last Name: 
Clyde
Mother's Name: 
Ellen Clyde nee Morton
Father's Name: 
John Clyde
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Perth
Details: 

Gordon Clyde (Service  No 6843), was born in Singleton, N.S.W., around 1885.

At enlistment, he was single, 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Scarborough, N.S.W.

Gordon embarked on SS Port Nicholson, with the 13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement, on 8th November 1916. He arrived in England on 10th January 1917, and joined the battalion in France on 7th May 1917. Gordon was wounded in action on 23rd June 1917 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left buttock. He returned to his unit on 26th November 1917, and served on the Western Front until the end of the war. Gordon was returned to Australia in April 1919, but when the ship stopped in South Africa, he disembarked and the ship sailed without him. He was arrested and sent on the next ship. Gordon was discharged medically unfit on 29th July 1919.

He was living in Newcastle, N.S.W., in 1931.

Gordon died in Perth, W.A., in 1961.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CLYDE G

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