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VC410   James William Gordon

BORN   19 May 1864

DIED   15 August 1922  AGE   58

VC Won   13 March 1892   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Toniataba, West Africa

War/Campaign  The Gambia

Name   James William Gordon   No.    2829

VC Issue No.   410   Awards   VC   

Regiment   1st West India Regiment


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Jamaica, West Indies

Place Of Death   Jamaica

Buried/Location Ashes   Up Park Camp Military Cemetery, Jamaica


Date Buried/Cremated   16 August 1922

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 244

Gazetted   9 December 1892

VC Presented   7 February 1893, West Africa


P  Headstone, Up Park Camp Military Cemetery, Jamaica

By The Way…

He was the first West Indian to be awarded the VC

His original VC was stolen, and a replacement given in 1892

VC Held By

Jamaica Defence Force Museum, Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies



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Thank you to Robert Holloway for the photo of the headstone