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1031162   Private Thomas Edward Gordon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/11/1888
Died: 05/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Thomas Edward Gordon was born on 5th November 1888 in Dungannon. He was the son of James and Mary Gordon. The 1901 census shows the large family living at Cromac, County Antrim. Thomas was 15 years old and was working as a Messenger in Pinafore and Apron Manufacturer. Thomas moved to the USA. He was married. He was working as a labourer and living in, Boston USA. He went to Canada to enlist. Thomas was serving with the Royal Highlanders of Canada, when he was killed in action in France on 5th April 1918. He was 29 years of age. Thomas Gordon was one of five brothers who died in the Great War.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave VI-F-49
CWGC Casualty 169609
Duisans and Etrun are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 9 kilometres west of Arras. The Cemetery lies in Etrun but takes its name from the nearer village of Duisans. It is one kilometre north of Duisans on the D339 road off the Route nationale N39 (Arras-St Pol), in the angle of the Arras Habarcq road and a track leading to Haute-Avesnes.
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1 1901 Census lists Gordon family Lists Thomas Edward as age 15 at house 64 in Cooke Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Gordon family Lists Thomas as age 26 living with his family at house 20 in Coyle Street, Cromac, Antrim
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Thomas Edward Gordon
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Thomas Edward Gordon including photos
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Thomas Edward Gordon's death
6 Thomas Gordon Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (42 no.)
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Edward Gordon's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023