TWEEDIE, Gordon Lindsay
(Service number 8/3423)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||27 January 1894||Place of Birth||Riverton|
|Address at Enlistment||National Bank, Oamaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||M. TWEEDIE (father), 37 Woodlands Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 April 1922||Age||28 years|
|Place of Death||16 Wahreora Terrace, Christchurch (parents' residence)|
|Notices||Western Star, 13 April 1922|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 41, Plot 57|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Gordon Lindsay Tweedie was the second son of Matthew and Annie (née Witting) Tweedie. He was educated at Riverton School and Southland Boys’ High School, Invercargill. He was a clerk with the National Bank.
Wounded on 28 September 1916, Corporal Tweedie was admitted to hospital, and was later transferred to the convalescent hospital at Hornchurch. Gordon L. Tweedie, 8/3423, arrived back in New Zealand in May 1917, part of a large contingent of 529 invalids and others. The invalids included 105 who belonged to Canterbury units or had next-of-kin in Canterbury. He reached Timaru on 14 May by the express bringing a group of invalided soldiers. He was suffering from TB of the lung and was assessed as 70% disability. Gordon Tweedie died on 12 April 1922 at his parents’ residence in Christchurch, but of the Cashmere Sanatorium, aged just 28 years.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 May 2020]; Timaru Herald, 14 October 1916, 17 November 1916, 15 May 1917, Sun, 12 May 1917, Western Star, 13 April 1922, Press, 15 April 1922, Alexandra Herald, 19 April 1922 (Papers Past) [11 September 2014; 03 June 2020]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!