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Name: James Albert Gordon Regimental Number: 67159 Rank: Private Battalion: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: February 27, 1893 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 12, 1914 Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches Complexion: Swarthy Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Labourer (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: George Gordon, (Father) Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Death: June 21, 1917 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Grayshott (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom Grave Reference: (Plot: A. 11.) Commemorated on Page 245 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 31 and June 1 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion. Private Gordon went overseas arriving in England on the SS Saxonia on May 29, 1915. He embarked for France from Folkstone on September 15, 1915. On April 16, 1916 he was admitted to No 24 General Hospital, at Etaples, with shrapnel wounds to the leg, forearm, foot, and neck. In July 1916 his wounds had healed and he returned to duty assigned to the 17 Reserve Battalion. He was assigned to the 26th Battalion on April 21, 1917 at Bramshott. On June 21, 1917 he was found drowned in Dowlands Pond, Waggoners Wells, Bramshott. A Coroner’s Inquest returned a verdict of accidental drowning. He was buried in Grayshott (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
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