Gordon Roland Campbell Eagar
Serial No. 56A
12th Light Horse Regiment &1st Light Horse Regiment
Gordon Roland Campbell Eagar - Information
When Gordon decided to enlist in the AIF, he was living in Scone with his wife May Evelyn Eagar. Gordon was born in Camden in 1886. Here, Gordon served in the local Light Horse unit and the Scottish Rifles. He supported his family working as a bank clerk, before enlisting on the 18th of December 1914 in Holsworthy. During training, Gordon was posted to the 12th Light Horse Regiment as a Sergeant. He was then sent abroad on the HMAT Suevic, which departed Sydney Harbour on the 13th of June 1915.
Gordon landed in Egypt, and shortly joined his unit at Gallipoli in late August, just as major attacks unfolded. In early October, he was transferred to the 1st Light Horse Regiment. He then accidentally injured himself on the 8th, fracturing his left ankle. In November, he was evacuated to England. The fracture to his ankle, was caused by chronic periostitis of his left tibia. He was considered unfit for active service, and invalided back to Australia on the 8th of August 1916. He was discharged by October and rejoined his lovely wife. Gordon and May then relocated to Hay in 1917 to commence a new life of peace.