• Bernard Sidney VC Gordon

Army / Flying Corps
  • 41st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 11th Brigade
  • Lance Corporal
  • Private

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  • Military Medal (MM)
  • Victoria Cross (VC)
  • Birth

    Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Townsville City, QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • GORDON VC AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Honours and Awards Bernard Sidney Gordon Service number 23 Rank Lance Corporal Unit 41st Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Award Victoria Cross Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 23 May 1919 on page 877 at position 1 London Gazette 26 December 1918 on page 15118 at position 2 Victoria Cross 'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 26th-27th August, 1918, east of Bray. He led his section through heavy shell fire to the objective, which he consolidated. Single handed, he attacked an enemy machine gun which was enfilading the company on his right, killed the man on the gun, and capturing the post, which contained one officer and ten men. He then cleared up a trench, capturing twenty nine prisoners and two machine guns. In clearing up further trenches he captured twenty two prisoners, including one officer, and three machine guns. Practically unaided, he captured, in the course of these operations, two officers and sixty one other ranks, together with six machine guns, and displayed throughout a wonderful example of fearless initiative.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 Date: 23 May 1919

    • GORDON VICTORIA CROSS AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    GORDON VC

    GORDON VICTORIA CROSS RECOMM
    • GORDON MM AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Honours and Awards Bernard Sidney Gordon Service number 23 Rank Lance Corporal Unit 41st Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Award Military Medal Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 23 May 1919 on page 896 at position 135 London Gazette 24 January 1919 on page 1251 at position 96 Military Medal 'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack east of HAMEL, Private GORDON single handed attacked a machine gun crew which was holding up his section. He killed the crew and captured the gun. Later on in the day he stalked and killed an enemy sniper. Throughout the operation he displayed much bravery and devotion to duty.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 Date: 23 May 1919

    GORDON MM Recomm
    • Accession Number A05210 AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Accession Number A05210 Description Studio portrait of Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) (later Corporal) Bernard Sidney Gordon MM VC, of the 41st Battalion. L/Cpl Gordon was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for action on the 8th August 1918 at Hamel, and the Victoria Cross (VC) for further bravery eighteen days later. During advances towards Fargny Wood on the night of 26-27 August 1918, Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Gordon led his section through heavy shellfire and then single-handedly attacked an enemy machine gun post, then cleared up a number of trenches. In all he captured two officers and sixty one other ranks, together with six machine guns. Cpl Gordon returned to Australia on 18 January 1919.

    Accession Number A05210
    • Accession Number J03076 AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Accession Number J03076 Description MELBOURNE, AUS. 1927-04-25. AUSTRALIAN VICTORIA CROSS (VC) WINNERS WHO TOOK PART IN THE 1927 ANZAC DAY MARCH. IN THE BACKGROUND ARE THE KING'S AND REGIMENTAL COLOURS OF THE A.M.F. BATTALIONS AND REGIMENTS. LEFT TO RIGHT:- CORPORAL (CPL) B.S. GORDON MM, CPL T.L. AXFORD MM, CPL J. CARROLL, SERGEANT (SGT) S.R. MCDOUGALL MM, SGT. A.D. LOWERSON, SGT P.C. STATTON MM, LIEUTENANT (LT) A BORELLA MM, LT J.J. DWYER, LT G.M. INGRAM MM, LT E.T. TOWNER MC, CPL T.J.B. KENNY, PRIVATE (PTE) W. JACKSON, CAPTAIN (CAPT) R.C. GRIEVE, CPL G.J. HOWELL MM, SGT W. PEELER, LT J. HAMILTON, CAPT J. E. NEWLAND, SGT W.E. BROWN DCM, LT W. RUTHVEN, CAPT ALBERT JACKA MC, CPL A.P. SULLIVAN (ARTILLERY DETAILS, AIF, WHO GAINED THE VC AFTER REENLISTING IN THE ROYAL FUSILIERS), STANLEY GIBBS (WHO RECEIVED THE ALBERT MEDAL FROM THE DUKE OF YORK IN SYDNEY), ACTING CORPORAL ISSY SMITH (1ST BATTALION, MANCHESTER REGIMENT), PTE H. DALZIEL, CAPT R.V. MOON, CAPT W.D. JOYNT, PTE G. CARTWRIGHT, PTE W.M. CURREY, PTE J. P. WOODS.

    Accession Number J03076
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Bernard Gordon died at his home on the 19th October 1963 and was cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium. His ashes were interred at Pinaroo Lawn Cemetery, Albany Creek, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, where there is also a plaque to his memory

    • GORDON's Medals sold 2006 at Auction
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    Victoria Cross King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 ) Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )

    GORDON's Medals sold 2006 at Auction
    • GORDON VC Award AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    GORDON VC Award

     GORDON VC Award
    • GORDON M Award AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    GORDON MM Award

    GORDON MM Award
    • 41st BN DIARY AUIG 1918 ENTRY AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 14 September 2018

    41st BN DIARY AUIG 1918 ENTRY REGORDON VC

    41st BN DIARY AUIG 1918 ENTRY REGORDON VC
    • Corporal Bernard "Barney" Gordon, VC MM
    • Posted by LoganLocalStudies, Monday, 24 September 2018

    Illustrated story of Bernard "Barney" Gordon, VC MM is published in Corporal Bernard "Barney" Gordon, VC MM pp 136-137 War Stories and Our Town: an anthology from the Scenic Rim. 2016. South Brisbane. Queensland Writers Centre. ISBN 978-0-9944719-1-8