Robert Gordon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200083
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 02.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Banff
  • Address: 54 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Margaret Gordon, 54 Dudhope St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Gordon, 54 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Gordon

Son of Mr & Mrs G. Gordon.

Robert Gordon   200083   Black Watch

BLACK WATCH MAN FALLS IN ACTION.

Mrs Geo. Gordon, 54 Hilltown, Dundee, has received official intimation that her eldest son, Private Robert Gordon, Black Watch, was killed in action on 2nd August.  Private Gordon was 20 years of age.  He was a Territorial, and was called up on the outbreak of war.  He proceeded to the front in February of 1915, and went through much of the stiff fighting.

Prior to enlistment he was employed as a millworker.

Dundee Courier 23rd August 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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