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14/04/2017 From the Belfast Telegraph dated Tuesday 25 February 1919: Belfast Family’s Heavy Loss
14/04/2017 The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Gordon was killed in action on 5th April 1918. His unit was in the vicinity of Arras on that day.
14/04/2017 Private Thomas Edward Gordon is buried in the Duisans British Cemetery in Etrun, France.
30/12/2015 Intimation has been received that
30/12/2015 Thomas Edward Gordon was born on 5th November 1888 in Dungannon. He was the son of James and Mary Gordon.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows the large family living at Cooke Street, Cromac, County Antrim. Thomas was 15 years old and was working as a Messenger in Pinafore and Apron Manufacturer.
30/12/2015 Family : James Gordon, Mary Gordon. Sarah M Gordon (born about 1882), William James Gordon (born about 1885), Thomas Edward Gordon (born about 1886), John Robert Gordon (born about 1887), Joseph Samuel Gordon (born about 1890), Henry A Gordon (born about 1892), Mary Gordon (born about 1893), David Gordon (born about 1896), Fred Gordon (born about 1898), Annie Gordon (born about 1900)
30/12/2015 Thomas moved to the USA. He was married. He was working as a labourer and living at 1 Clara Court, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
30/12/2015 He went to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada to enlist on 7th July 1917. He lists Next of kin as his mother, Mary Gordon
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Gordon underwent training before leaving for England on HMT Canada, arriving at Liverpool on 19th November 1917
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Edward Gordon was one of five brothers who died in the Great War. From the Belfast Telegraph Tuesday 25 February 1919:
30/12/2015 Private Henry A Gordon, Canadian Highlanders, died at Halifax Military Hospital from pneumonia following wounds received in action on 24th January 1919The deceased had about three years service to his credit. He went to Canada about six years ago, prior to which he was employed by Messrs Harland and Wolff Ltd and was a member of West Belfast UVF. He was one of five brothers who served their King and Country
30/12/2015 Stoker Joseph Gordon, Royal Navy, rejoined from the Naval Reserve on the outbreak of hostilities and has been torpedoed three times and is serving with the Grand Fleet
30/12/2015 Private David Gordon, 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was killed in action in August 1915
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Gordon, Canadian Highlanders, killed in action in April 1918
30/12/2015 Gunner Frederick Gordon, Royal Field Artillery, made the supreme sacrifice in May 1918
30/12/2015 Their parents reside in Boston USA and formerly at 67 Ormeau Road, Belfast and their sister Mrs Richey at 20 Schomberg Street, Belfast. Her husband, rifleman Walter Richey , Royal Irish Rifles, was taken prisoner on 21st march 1919 and is now demobilised.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Edward Gordon was serving with the 13th (MacLean Kilties) Battalion, The Royal Highlanders of Canada, when he was killed in action in France on 5th April 1918. He was 29 years of age.
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