Warrant Officer class 1 Charles Gordon served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Boers’ War and WW1. He is entitled to the Queen South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony and Orange Free State, the 1914 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. His enlistment number is 12932.
February 1877 : Born in Aberdeen
January 6th 1900 : Enlisted in Aberdeen, Scotland in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Height : 5′ 3″ Weight : 128 lbs. Religion : Presbyterian
Eyes : Hazel Hair : Brown Trade : chemist
March 2nd : Appointed 3rd Class Orderly and left for South Africa with No. 10 General Hospital, Nowals Pont the next day, March 3rd
August 7th : Back in United Kingdom and left for South Africa on November 12th
April 29th, 1901 : Back in United Kingdom
October 1st, 1902 : Appointed 2nd class orderly and Lance-corporal on October 8th
1904 : Promoted corporal January 12th and sergeant on October 19th
December 22nd : Left for South Africa
January 5th, 1907 : Service extended to 12 years
February 2nd, 1911 : Back in United Kingdom
December 15th, 1913 : Married Ada Annie Bushell in Folkstone and posted to 11th Company and promoted Quartermaster Sergeant the next day, December 16th
August 10th 1914 : Promoted to Sergeant-Major
August 19th : Sent to France with the 4th Cavalry Field Ambulance (with the 1st Division)
January 18th 1918 : Admitted at the 4th Cavalry Field Ambulance for rhumatism. Transferred to the 3rd Stationnary hospital on February 18th.
May 13th : Back to UK
June 3rd : Joined the 35th Company in London
December 31st : Proceeded to the Army Medical Record Office
January 3rd, 1921 : Discharged Address on discharge : 6 Wellington, Sandgate, Kent
The front cover of his file is addressed to The Secretary, Royal Hospital, Chelsea and was received December 16th 1920.
On a total of a 21 years career, Charles Gordon served 10 years and 233 days outside United Kingdom, that is more than half of his career.
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Warrant Officer Charles Gordon
Warrant Officer Charles Gordon enlistment form Boers’ war (page 1)
Warrant Officer Charles Gordon enlistment form Boers’ war (page 2)