MITCHELL, Gordon Ross
(Service number 9/181)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Colonel


Date 24 September 1885 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clydevale
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Ivy MITCHELL (wife) C/- A. MITCHELL, Esq, 27 Maltby Avenue, Timaru; Mrs Ivy MITCHELL (wife), care of W. R. LEEDER, High Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, Dunedin Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

Distinguished Service Order; Mentioned in despatches (twice)- see Cenotaph Database

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Lost right eye

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 April 1971 Age 83 years
Place of Death Montecillo War Veterans' Home, Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block SF 10A, Plot 52
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Gordon Ross Mitchell was the son of James Ross and Blanche (née Jones) Mitchell. He married Ivy Clementine Leeder in 1912, and Eileen Cargill McMaster in 1920. Major G. R. Mitchell, D.S.O., of Timaru, was in charge of the Carpentaria's draft of returning soldiers which arrived in May 1919. much more information to be extracted from Cenotaph Database.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Dunedin City Council) [31 May 2019]

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