A farmer from Hillsborough, Frederick Stanley Gordon was the only son of Dr. Gordon. He received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5505 on a Curtiss Flying Boat at New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama on 17 October 1917. Flying the S.E.5a on the Western front with 74 Squadron, he scored nine victories. Post-war, he was appointed to the New Zealand Air Force, with the rank of First Lieutenant, in 1923. His sister married Keith Caldwell.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950