Gawn Gordon

Gawn Gordon

Birth 1896 Death 26th Jun 1916 Private
Seaforth Highlanders
Service #3694

Personal Details

GRO Ref 3694
Place of Birth Belfast , Co Antrim
Residence at Enlistment Belfast
Residence (Roll of Honour) 33 Courtria Street , Belfast
Residence 1911 Census 26. Persia Street, Broughton, Lancashire, England
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Fluter - Flax Spinning
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Robert & Mary Gawn
Siblings Maggie Gordon, James Gordon, Sarah Gordon, Jennie Gordon, Rubia Gordon, Minnie Gordon
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion at Enlistment 1st/4th
Rank at Enlistment Private
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 3694
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment Belfast
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 20
Date of Death 26th Jun 1916
Regiment at Death Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion/Vessel at Death 1st/4th
Rank at Death Private
Circumstances of Death Died of Wounds
Service Number at Death 3694
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Grave Position II. D. 7.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial


Notes Cleator Parish Magazine July 1916 - a note from the Vicar Rev Ceasar Caine

"Dear Gawn
we shall never see you again He has done his highest best and yielded up his life on the field of battle. When he first came to Cleator he was a weakly lad .....afterwards he was one of our best Guild workers his brother Jim and sister Sarah also taking part .... I wrote and told him to make his home at the Vicarage as soon as he had a chance he wrote and said he was delighted and would now live to see Cleator again .But things are otherwise ....... the letter states he died of wounds .... So we add his name to the other two .... the honour and glory of our village .......... .Joseph McVittie and John Hannah
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