Lieutenant Gordon Kenneth Clout

Service number NX47900
Birth Date 1918-10-21
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Muswellbrook
Death Date 2006-08-30
Final Rank Lieutenant
Place Muswellbrook
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Gordon Kenneth Clout was born in Muswellbrook, NSW, on 21 October 1918. Twenty two years later, on 5 September 1940, he enlisted in the Second World War with the 2/2 Australian Ordnance Stores Company. He embarked from Sydney on the Queen Mary on Sunday 29 June 1941. The voyage to the Middle East took a month, with disembarkation at Suez port on Saturday 26 July. Six months later Clout departed Suez on the troopship RMS Mauretania. Originally the Mauretania was destined for Rangoon (Burma) where, had it landed, Clout and his company would have been taken prisoners or war. Instead, by April 1942, the Mauretania had returned to Australia. Clout continued to serve with the 2/2 Australian Ordnance Stores Company until his Discharge on 1 March 1946. He died in 2006 at the age of 87 years.


Date of birth 21 October 1918
Date of death 30 August 2006