7/336 Trooper Edgar Percy Jordan, 1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Squadron, CMR
NZMR Trio - Died of Wounds Gallipoli
The 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal trio issued in commemoration of Edgar Percy Jordan, who was wounded on Gallipoli, and who died of his wounds after being evacuated to a hospital ship.
Edgar Jordan was born 9th July 1894 at Christchurch, New Zealand. Son of Thomas and Mary Jordan (née Hyndman). He was educated at Addington School and West Christchurch District High School, where he was described as an excellent all-round athlete. At the time of his enlistment in the NZEF in August 1914 he was working as a steward on the steamship Karamu, although he gave his employer as a farm in Southbridge, south of Christchurch. He also enlisted under the name Edgar Percy Gordon, so it is possible he did not have permission from his employer to enlist. Edgar was posted to 1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, and sailed with the Main Body. He almost certainly landed on Gallipoli with the NZMR on 12th May, and served until being wounded on an unknown date in early July. He appears to have suffered a bullet wound which broke his tibia. He was evacuated to the hospital ship Neuralia. It was here, on his 21st birthday, that Edgar died of his wounds. His body was landed at Alexandria and he was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
All medals are correctly impressed 7/336 TPR. E.P. JORDAN. N.Z.E.F.