Rothwell Gordon

DOB: 20 October 1880
Died: 20 January 1947

From: Essendon District

Games: 0
Goals: 0

1910 pre-season player. Did not appear in seniors and joined VFA side Essendon Association.

Enlisted in the Army in March 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross for service at Gallipoli, before transferring to Egypt, and later Europe. In 1917 he was seriously wounded at Ypres and repatriated to Australia the next year.

At the age of 50, Rothwell volunteered for World War II service in 1940. He was posted to the 17th Garrison Battalion, 13th Prisoner of War Group, and 50th Australian Garrison Company, commanding a camp for German prisoners of war.

Rothwell's death in 1947 was attributed to his previous war service.

Other players
Players who served during war

Herald - 08/04/1910, 16/04/1910, 13/05/1910
Age - 21/08/1916

Australian War Memorial
Virtual War Memorial

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 04 December 2023 13:16:36 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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