Ref ID: 2880

Name

Robert John Gordon


Description

Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph of Private Robert John Gordon.


Life Story

Name: Robert John Gordon.

Service Number: 28275.

Rank: Private.

Battalion. 11th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Born: Belfast.

Died: 16th August 1917.

Address: 11 North Boundary Street, Belfast

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Robert John Gordon, son of Elizabeth Campbell, lived at 11 North Boundary Street, Shankill Road Belfast

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Robert joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

Robert was a Private in the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when in Ypres, Belgium, he was Killed In Action on the 16th August 1917

.

A local newspaper states.

Mrs Campbell, 11 North Boundary Street, Belfast, has been officially notified that her son, Private Robert Gordon, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been wounded. Prior to enlisting in December 1915 he was in the employment of Messrs Cochrane Bros, Bo'ness

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Another states.

Private Robert J Gordon, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, previously reported wounded, is now officially reported killed on the 16th August. Deceased was a son of Mrs Campbell, 11 North Boundary Street, Belfast

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Roberts Soldiers Effects were left to his mother, however a brother, James R Gordon described as living in New York, U.S.A, is also mentioned within the ledger.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows a J Gordon and his mother Elizabeth Campbell as claimants.

His name in inscribed upon a Memorial Plaque within Townsend Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, of which he was a member

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Robert received the British War Medal and Victory Medal

.

He is Remember at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1917


Classification

Newspaper, Photograph, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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