Other names: Gerard Montague
Locations in this story: Sherborne, DorsetDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireWye, KentYpres, West Flanders, BelgiumPoperinge, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
Story: Gerard Montague Gordon was born in Sherborne, Dorset, on 8 Jan 1891 and baptised there on 28 Feb 1891 the son of George Henry Gordon, an HM Inspector of Schools, and Mary Jane Gordon (nee Stainer). He lived his early life in Sherborne until his family moved to Wincombe House, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. By 1911 Gerard was boarding at the South Eastern Agricultural College, Wye, Kent, where he was studying agriculture. He had enlisted and obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Fusiliers on 15 Aug 1914. He served with the 3rd Battalion and was posted to France and Flanders on 9 Feb 1915 and attached to the 12th Battalion eventually being promoted to Captain and Adjutant. He was regrettably killed in action whilst serving near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium, on 9 Jun 1917. He was buried in the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium, (Grave ref: II. C. 23.). He is remembered in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.