James Gordon V.C. Print Page
A rest area commemorates James Gordon, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.
James Gordon, a private in the Australian Army won his Victoria Cross at Greenhill, north of Djezzine, July 10, 1941, when, under intense machine-gun fire he crept forward on his own initiative and approached the enemy machine-gun post and charged it from the front killing four machine-gunners with bayonet. This action completely demoralised the enemy in this sector and Private Gordon`s company advanced and took the position. During the remainder of the action that night and the following day Private Gordon, had throughout the operations shown a rare degree of courage and fought with equal gallantry.
|Address:||Hume Highway, Sutton Forest, 2577|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.535278|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-July-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-July-1941|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2001|