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Albert PhiIlips


14th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss M. Blyton
  • Plaque: 379

Additional Info

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Albert Philips Gordon, VIC and was a Miner living in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 29 January 1915 at the age of 32. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915. He was wounded in action in the field and invalided to the 3rd London General Hospital on 15 October 1915. He later detached to the 1st Canadian Tunnelling Corps on 5 October 1916 and embarked to Newhaven on 30 November of that year.

On 28 April 1918 he received a severe gunshot and shrapnel wound to the left leg which required amputation, marking the end of his tour of duty. He returned to Austral aboard the H.M.T. Karoola from England on 31 December 1918.
Tree No. 379

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour