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William Nelson Gordon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Nelson AWMM
  • Surname
    Gordon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2366 AWMM
    • 4710 AWMM
    • 7173 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1880 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Augustus Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jane Gordon, Augustus Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Miner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted three times, joining 7 Contingent in South Africa

    Father: James Alexander Gordon; Mother: Jane Jenkins

    Educated at Ballie Street School

    1905: married Lavinia (Vean) Trevethan Thomas (died 1966, aged 81)

    Children: Sons, Jack, Ron and Douglas and daughters , Florrie, Jean

    1908: resided at Hill Street, Thames

    1917: resided at Hape Creek, Thames

    1928: resided at Hill Street, Thames

    Cricket and rugby referee and selector for Thames and Grey Lynn teams

    Excellent rifle shot

    Occupations : Miner, Road Contractor, Greenkeeper, caretaker

    Auckland Museum Boer War "NZMR - Uniform" display. Display item is a photo of a section of 5 Contingent, 11 Company. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1952 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Thames Star 4 December 1952 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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