John Eyre Gisborne Gordon

Captain John Eyre Gisborne Gordon of Delamont House, Killyleagh, Co. Down died on 1st April 1941 serving in an administrative role with the Royal Artillery.


John Eyre Gisborne Gordon


Captain John Eyre Gisborne Gordon (71018) served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. Born on 17th May 1917, he was the son of Sir Eyre Gordon C.S.I., C.I.E. and Lady Lilias Edith Gordon (née Lenox Napier). The Gordon family resided at Florida Manor, Killinchy, Co. Down before moving to Delamont House, Killyleagh, Co. Down.

On 28th January 1937, Gordon was made a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. During the early stages of the Second World War, his sister wrote that he sustained serious leg injuries. This resulted in John’s leg being amputated.

Captain Gordon died on 1st April 1941 aged 23 years old while on War Service administration duties. His grave is in Section 11, Row A, Grave 3 of Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan. His name is on the Killyleagh War Memorial, Killyleagh, Co. Down. His headstone bears the inscription:

Their name liveth for ever more.

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