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VC478   William Eagleson Gordon

BORN   4 May 1866

DIED   10 March 1941   AGE   74

VC Won   11 July 1900   AGE   34

Place VC Won    Near Krugersdorp

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William Eagleson Gordon  No.   

VC Issue No.   478   Awards   VC  CBE

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Albans Churchyard, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   East Block

Gazetted   26 September 1900

VC Presented   8 June 1902, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Kitchener, Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, St Albans Churchyard, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey

By The Way…

He served in the army in World War 1, was captured and imprisoned. He was then released in a prisoner exchange

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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