Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Gordon Thomas CARPENTER


Born: 1890

Birthplace: Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Sussex, England(Ref: England & Wales Free BMD Birth Index 1837-1915: District Ticehurst, Vol. 2b, Page 107)

Parents: Thomas Carpenter, born c. 1858 Wadhurst ,
Mail contractor;
Kate Carpenter, born c. 1858 Wadhurst
(1891 England Census)


Australian Reserve Park 1, Company 10No 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps



Regimental Service Number: 2227

Enlistment date: 7 September, 1914 South Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 24 years, 6 months

Address at enlistment: Diggers Rest

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: K. Carpenter, 32 Great Elms Road, Bromley, Kent, England

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 10 stone 6 pounds
Complexion: Clean
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks:

Embarkation ship: HMAT A26 Armadale.

Rank: Driver10/11/1916 Acting Sergeant (p. 26 Serv. Rec.)

Return Date: 27 August, 1915

Return Vessel: S.S. Euripedes.

Arrival at Australia: 1 October, 1915.At: Melbourne

Discharge Date: 24 November, 1916

War Service Summary

Leaves Australia to Alexandria, Egypt
07/06/1915 admitted to hospital with a hydrocele (slight)
Transferred to Mustapha convalescent depot
10/08/1915 Cairo - admitted to hospital with orchitis
{Orchitis is the inflammation of thetesticles. It can be caused by either bacterial or viral infection. Both testicles may be affected by orchitis at the same time. However, symptoms are restricted to just one testicle in most men. Testicular inflammation of this kind is often associated with the mumps virus.
Hydrocele is an abnormal fluid collection in the scrotum}

24/11/1916 Discharged
11/01/1917 Granted war pension of 31/-

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Place/s of residence:
1914 Electoral Roll - Sunbury
09/09/1915 16 Mitchell St., Brunswick
10/11/1916 C/e Miss Sanford 5 Bruce St., Brunswick


Service Record
Nominal Roll
Electoral Rolls