TWEEDIE, Gordon Lindsay
(Service number 8/3423)

First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 27 January 1894 Place of Birth Riverton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment National Bank, Oamaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. TWEEDIE (father), 37 Woodlands Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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

Post-war Occupations

Bank clerk


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

Biographical Notes

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]

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