Māori › William Nelson Gordon Born 1880 - Died 23 November 1952 PDF Key details Service number2366 AWMM 4710 AWMM 7173 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankSouth Africa Driver/Military AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Nelson AWMM SurnameGordon AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number2366 AWMM 4710 AWMM 7173 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth1880 AWMM Thames, Coromandel District AWMM 13 March 1880 Noel Smith Research Project Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM Augustus Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationJane Gordon, Augustus Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service number2366 AWMM 4710 AWMM 7173 AWMM Military serviceCoronation Contingent 1902 AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal clasps) AWMM King's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentSouth Africa Miner/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsSouth Africa Vessel was Maori AWMM New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMM Pre WW1 Private AWMM 7th Contingent, Supplement AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSouth Africa Driver/Military AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Enlisted three times, joining 7 Contingent in South AfricaFather: James Alexander Gordon; Mother: Jane JenkinsEducated at Ballie Street School1905: married Lavinia (Vean) Trevethan Thomas (died 1966, aged 81)Children: Sons, Jack, Ron and Douglas and daughters , Florrie, Jean1908: resided at Hill Street, Thames1917: resided at Hape Creek, Thames1928: resided at Hill Street, ThamesCricket and rugby referee and selector for Thames and Grey Lynn teamsExcellent rifle shotOccupations : Miner, Road Contractor, Greenkeeper, caretakerAuckland Museum Boer War "NZMR - Uniform" display. Display item is a photo of a section of 5 Contingent, 11 Company.Father was named James Alexander Gordon. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death23 November 1952 AWMM Age 72 AWMM AWMM 23 November 1952 Noel Smith Research Project Age 73 AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of death Death notes CemeteryWaikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference ObituaryDeath notice: Thames Star 4 December 1952 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember William Nelson Gordon by laying a poppy. William Middleton Gordon William Mill Gordon William Nelson Gordon William Nicholas Alexander Gordon William Patrick Gordon Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Nelson Gordon Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects The Veteran : official publication of the South African War Veterans' Association… Library / Pictorial › publication Christchurch, New Zealand ; Hamilton, New Zealand UB359.N5 VET Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction Further Reference Military Personnel File https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20520393&digital=yes Further Reference DocumentsStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM Thames Star AWMM Death notice: 4 December 1952 AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.