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Robert "Boomerang" Gordon 1866-1944 5 months 2 weeks ago #64479

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Greetings all,
I am currently in the process of writing a biography of Queensland Boer War veteran Robert "Boomerang" Gordon of the QMI. Before this, Gordon had been briefly seconded to the Gordon Highlanders who were then serving in the Tirah campaign (1897) where he saw action. While serving with the QMI in South Africa he transferred to the Gordon Highlanders where he was wounded by a bullet to his right foot. Rather than return to his native Queensland, Gordon settled in Rhodesia where he was known simply as "The Major" and became a noted celebrity. Anyone with information they wish to exchange can contact me through this forum.
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Robert "Boomerang" Gordon 1866-1944 5 months 2 weeks ago #64480

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About your man, Robert "Boomerang" Gordon, DSO, MiD x3, QMI, the OZ-Boer database has an extensive biography on him; including Boer War/WW1 service.
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Robert "Boomerang" Gordon 1866-1944 5 months 2 weeks ago #64481

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Here is the only thing I can find in Find My Past...… There are a number of R. Gordon's but this is the closest one I can find...… Mike

First name(s) R
Last name Gordon
Service number
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Rank Captain
Regiment 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry
Literary references Honours and Awards of the South African War 41
Biography
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Event detail Wounded Severely on 30/01/1901 at Brandiwan
Event unit 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry
Event source SAFF
Event notes [MURR] Brandewan River
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
Life Member
Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591
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Robert "Boomerang" Gordon 1866-1944 5 months 2 weeks ago #64482

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Thank you and I'm aware of this biography but I have way more information than the OZ-Boer war database, particularly his life in Bulawayo.

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