Donhead St. Mary Church

Agatha Marguerite Gordon

Surname: Gordon
Other names: Agatha Marguerite
Other people in this story:
Alexander Gordon
Juliette Blanche Gabrielle Gordon née Graham
Louise Beatrix Gordon
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Wadhurst, Sussex
Wandsworth, London
Folkestone Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
St. Mary's Church, Donhead St. Mary
Tappington Grange Military Hospital, Wadhurst, Sussex
Mere, Wiltshire

Agatha Marguerite Gordon was born in Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, and baptised at St. Mary's Church, Donhead St. Mary, on 17th August 1886, the daughter of Rev. Alexander Gordon (Rector of St. Mary's Church) and Juliette Blanche Gabrielle Gordon (née Graham).  The family moved frequently as her father served in many parishes and by 1911 she was living at Wadhurst, Sussex.   Her mother died in 1913. She joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in October 1914. She trained and served at Tappington Grange Military Hospital, Wadhurst, Sussex until March 1915. She was re-engaged on 16th Aug 1916 and was still serving by 8th July 1919 at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, London, a major medical facility.  The 1921 Census shows her living at Burton Grange, Mere, Wiltshire, with her widowed father and sister and by the time of the 1939 Register had moved with her sister, Louise Beatrix Gordon (who had also served as a V.A.D. at Wandsworth) to 12 Folkestone Road, Salisbury, Wilts.  She was also a Volunteer ARP First Aider. She remained single all he life and died in Salisbury on 16th February 1941 at the early age of 54.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Louise Beatrix Gordon