Andrew Kinnison Gordon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: May 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 50668
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 28.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 2

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 16 Forebank Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Thomson Fearns & Co, Merchants, India Buildings, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Gordon, 16 Forebank Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Gordon

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Andrew Kinnison Gordon

Andrew has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Andrew Kennison Gordon   50668   Suffolk Regiment

DUNDEE FOOTBALLER MISSING.

Official intimation was received yesterday morning by Parish Councillor and Mrs Gordon, 16 Forebank Road, Dundee, that their youngest son, Pte. Andrew Kennison Gordon, Suffolk Regiment, has been posted missing since 20th April.  Pte. Gordon enlisted in the A.S.C. in May last year, but was transferred to the Suffolk Regiment, with which he proceeded to France.

After leaving the Morgan Academy he served his apprenticeship in the office of Messrs E. P. Berg & Son, flax merchants, Dundee, and a moth or two before enlisting he entered the office of Messrs Thomson Fearns & Co, merchants, India Buildings, Dundee. “Andy,” as he was familiarly called, was for a good number of years a member of the 10th Coy. Boys’ Brigade, and was goalkeeper for Stobswell Football Club.

Dundee Courier 31st May 1917

MISSING DUNDEE SOLDIER REPORTED KILLED.

Mr James Gordon, 16 Forebank Road, Dundee, has received intimation that his youngest son Private Andrew Kinnison Gordon, Suffolk Regiment, who was reported missing since 28th April, 1917, is now believed to have been killed in action.

Private Gordon had seen considerable service with the A.S.C. before proceeding to the front with the Suffolk Regiment.  He was educated at Morgan Academy, and served his apprenticeship in the office of Messrs E. P. Berg & Son, flax merchants, while before he enlisted he entered the office of Messrs Thomson Fearns & Company, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 24th January 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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