John Gordon “Gordon” Pugh

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 2 November 1905
Stockton (Newcastle), NSW
DEATH: 5 March 1967 Redfern, NSW
DEATH: 5 March 1967
Redfern, NSW

OCCUPATION: Laborer, 1932

RESIDENCE: Queen St Stockton, NSW, 1932; Commercial Hotel, Parkes, NSW,1933


  • Newcastle Easts 1927, 1928, 1931
  • Parkes RL 1932, 1933, 1934
  • Leeton RL 1934
  • Wests RL First Grade 1935
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1935
  • Country RL Probables v Country RL Possibles 1932
  • Country RL Seconds v City RL Seconds 1932
  • Group 11 RL v Combined Group 9 and 17 RL 1933
  • Southern NSW RL v Northern NSW RL 1934
  • Country RL Firsts v City RL Firsts 1934
  • NSW RL Firsts v Queensland RL Firsts 1934
  • Bendemeer RL 1939
  • New England RL 1939


John Gordon Pugh was born at Stockton NSW in 1905. He was always known by his middle name of ‘Gordon’. Gordon was the son of a coal miner, but by 1930, both of his parents had died. He and his three siblings moved from the family home in Queen St Stockton.

Soon after Gordon was ‘on the road’ and made his way to Parkes in the central west of NSW. He joined the Parkes Rugby League team in 1932, playing hooker alongside Jack Schumack, and was soon recognised for representative honours.

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