Gordon Holmes ROBERTSON

Gordon Holmes Robertson Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Grazier
Enlisted
19-August-1914
Place
Toowoomba
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
378
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
13-May-1915
Place
Quinn's Post, Gallipoli
Cemetery or Memorial
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour, St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial and The Toowoomba Club Honour Board.

 

Gordon Robertson landed at Gallipoli on 12 May. The next day his unit was ordered to attack strongly defended Turkish trenches at Quinn's Post that resulted in many AIF casualties. He was wounded and evacuated to Egypt by hospital ship but died the same day and was probably buried at sea.

25 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour died during the Gallipoli campaign.