William Burness Gordon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 201042
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 16.12.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 2 Lawrence St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Gordon, 1 Millers Lane, Lochee, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Gordon, 1 Millers Lane, Lochee, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Burness Gordon

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Pte Arthur Gordon, S/43886, 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders.

William Burness Gordon   201042   Black Watch

GORDONKilled in action, on 16th December 1917, Private William Burness Gordon, Black Watch, aged 27 years, eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Gordon, 2 Lawrence Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 12th January 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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