Biography

Birth date: 12 June 1887
Birth place: Australia: Victoria
Death date: 27 December 1963
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Ballarat
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 73rd Victorian Rangers Infantry
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 10 May 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Italian Cavalier of the Order of the Crown of Italy

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 73rd Victorian Rangers Infantry
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record (1)

Maxfield, Gordon Loris, MC (Captain, b.1889 - d.1917) 1DRL/0489

Private Record

Maxfield, Gordon Loris, MC (Captain, b.1889 - d.1917)

Collection relating to Captain Gordon Loris Maxfield, 24 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1915-1917. The collection consists of a bound volume made by the Australian War Memorial, entitled 'Letters of Capt. G. L. Maxfield, M.C.' The volume contains photostat copies of numerous letters...

1DRL/0489

Photograph

E02580

Querrieu, France, 27 June 1918. Group portrait of the Non-commissioned Officers of the 21st Battalion. Back row, left to right: 2339 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) R. Craig; 2763 L Cpl W. Nicholls; 1988 L Cpl L. Ray; 2921 Corporal (Cpl) W. J. Moore; 2012 L Cpl H. Waldock; 5966 L Cpl P. R. Bisney; 366 L Cpl...

E02580

E02584

Group portrait of Officers of the 21st Battalion. Back row, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) F. W. Blencowe MM; Lt E. B. Mason MC & Bar; Captain (Capt) M. B. Kelly Croix de Guerre; Lt A. L. Cope; Lt H. N. Garton MC. Fourth row: Lt W. Silverlock; Lt R. A. Gibson; Capt P. T. Horrey; Lt W. McConnochie...

E02584

DA08667A

Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan, 21st Battalion, of St Arnaud, Vic. Capt Duggan embarked aboard HMAT Ulysses on 8 May 1915. On 12 March 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Major. On 16 June 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of...

DA08667A

DA08667

Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan, 21st Battalion, of St Arnaud, Vic. Capt Duggan embarked aboard HMAT Ulysses on 8 May 1915. On 12 March 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Major. On 16 June 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of...

DA08667

C03144

Informal portrait of a group of Australian officers of D Company, 21st Battalion, in a dugout at Steele's Post on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Identified, left to right: Captain (Capt) Richard Godfrey Smith; Capt (later Lieutenant Colonel) Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan, Company Commander, awarded a...

C03144

C03149

Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel) Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan, Officer Commanding D Company, 21st Battalion, with a periscope in the front line trench at Courtney's Post on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He is seen with one foot resting on an elevated platform, which was used to give the operator...

C03149

C03143

A group of Australian officers of the 21st Battalion, standing amongst washing suspended from lines above them, in a trench at Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Identified, left to right: Captain (Capt) (later Lieutenant Colonel) Henry Arnold Crowther (smoking pipe), awarded a Distinguished...

C03143

Timeline

Date of birth 1887-06-12
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-04-12 Appointed to the 21st Battalion with the rank of lieutenant.
Date promoted 1915-05-01 Appointed captain.
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date promoted 1916-03-12 Appointed major.
Other units 1917-02-02 Temporary command of the 21st Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-02-05
Other 1917-02-25 Placed on the seconded list.
Other units 1917-06-09 Rejoined 21st Battalion.
Date promoted 1917-06-15 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 1917-06-15 Commanding Officer of 21st Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-09
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-19
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-30
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04-29
Other 1918-06-09 - 1918-06-16 Instruction course.
Other 1918-10-13 Transferred to General List.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-10-21
Other units 1918-11-29 Commanding Officer 5th Training Battalion.
Other 1919-10-04 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1963-12-27