Lieutenant Charles Ewan Gordon

Biography of Lieutenant Charles Ewan Gordon

Charles Ewan Gordon was the son of Rev. Aeneas C. Gordon, M.A., of the United Free Manse, Catrine, Ayrshire. Gordon was educated at Ayr Academy and Glasgow University, where he studied between 1909 and 1910. He qualified as a chartered accountant, and received an appointment with Messrs Shaw, Wallace, & Co, Indian Merchants, Calcutta.

Charles was home from India when the war broke out. He joined the Scottish Horse Yeomanry in 1914, before receiving a commission in 1915 which saw him transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Charles initially served Palestine, where he was wounded and invalided home. After a short period of leave, he rejoined his regiment in France.

Lieutenant Charles Ewan Gordon fell in France on the 27th August, 1918. He was aged 36. He is remembered with Honour at Wancourt British Cemetery, and in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.


Lieutenant Charles Ewan Gordon
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/523, 1040
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/83a

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