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.
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.