This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Friday, July 15, 2011

Did this officer win a Military Cross for eating?

Company Sergeant Major (later Lieutenant) Rothwell Gordon's friends in Essendon thought his prodigious eating capacity may have scored him a "tin cross".

 You can read Marjorie Conning's story about her uncle here.


We saw it in the papers
But we don’t quite believe all they say
That Roth had been up to some capers
Had won a tin cross by the way
Tho' his fame we’ve no wish for defeating
There’s something we’d just like to know
Did he get that there medal for eating?
In that line he wasn’t too slow


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