The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Clifton
First Name:
Gordon Dagley
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16436
Company:
‘A’ Company.
Enlisted:
10.09.1941
DOB:
1.04.1915
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Henry Clifton
Mothers's Name:
Rachael Isabella Clifton
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Skipman
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 5-8, Age 26.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 784112 in a common grave on 16.2.1942. Soldier was killed by shrapnel during an enemy artillery barrage.

General Description

Soldier was Taken on Strength 2/4th on 5th October 1941, replacement at Woodside, SA.

Soldier was killed by shrapnel during an enemy artillery barrage.

Gordon Dagley Clifton
Gordon Dagley Clifton

 

Gordon Clifton was one of 12 children born to Rachel and Richard Clifton of Bunbury.   Gordon was third youngest.  His mother died in 1938 and his father in 1939.

Gordon married at East Coolgardie to Florence Mary Jane O’Byrne in 1941.  Gordon was living in Kalgoorlie when he enlisted 10th September 1941.  He was KIA five months later.

Florence Clifton remarried in 1960.

 

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