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  • Title
    Letters mainly from Alan Keats Gordon to Nellie Clark, 1914-1918, with related article by Jennifer Lawless, 27 June 1987
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  • Date

    1914-1918, 27 June 1987
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  • Physical Description
    0.16 metres of textual material, 1 photograph (1 box) - manuscript
    2 medals

    Corporal Alan Keats Gordon, newsagent of Lindfield, New South Wales was born in Lancefield, Victoria and enlisted in Sydney aged 22, 16 Aug. 1915. He had begun his military training at a camp in Randwick, New South Wales in 1914 and in September 1915 was transferred to Liverpool camp to join the 11th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, AIF (New South Wales). Nellie Clark and Alan Gordon announced their engagement on the 11th October 1915 before his departure on the 14th October aboard the troop ship S.S. Port Lincoln.By the 20th November 1915 Corporal Alan Keats Gordon was stationed at the Heliopolis Camp in Egypt for training. He embarked for France Mar. 1916.
    The last letter from Alan to Nellie is dated 12th August 1916 followed by a cablegram dated 30th August saying that he was wounded. He died on the 2nd September 1916 aged 23 years, 11 months
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Alan Keats Gordon letters to Nellie Clark, 18 August 1914-30 August 1916

    ITEM 02
    Nellie Clark correspondence, 29 September 1916- 15 August 1918

    ITEM 03
    Alan Keats Gordon miscellaneous papers, ca. 1914-1967

    ITEM 04
    Alan Keats Gordon medals, ca. 1914-1920
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - This collection has multiple rights owners
    Research & study copies allowed: Applies only to material in which the author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    Several of the letters were described in Timespan, Journal of the Nepean History Society, No. 27 June 1987 by Jennifer Lawless
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
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