DODERY, Gordon Caines

Service Number: 20163
Rank: Sergeant
Enlistment Unit: 8th Field Artillery
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 12 October 1915
Enlistment Age: 31 years 9 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

Gordon was thirty one in October 1915 when he enlisted in the 8th Field Artillery Brigade. He was an orchardist but had previously worked for the New Zealand Insurance Company in India and the Straits Settlements. He had experience in the reserve forces in Singapore and Launceston which explains his rapid promotion to sergeant before embarking from Melbourne in May 1916. He joined his regiment in France in December 1916 and was wounded in action at Messines July 1917. He saw further action before returning to Tasmania and his property at Hillwood. He died in 1969.

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