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Albert Gordon Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 67159 Rank: Private 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 Trade: Labourer (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) George Gordon, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Albert Gordon was first admitted to No 24 General Hospital, at Etaples, on April 16th, 1916. He had been severely wounded in France in the leg, forearm, foot, and neck. In early July 1917 his mother received a letter from him saying he was about to leave the hospital at Bramshott, Surrey, UK and would be coming home. Two days later she received a letter from Ottawa reporting that Albert had been found drowned at Bramshott, June 21, 1917. Date of Death: June 21, 1917 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Grayshott (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom (Plot: A. 11.) The churchyard of St. Joseph’ Church contains the graves of ninety-five Canadian soldiers who died locally during the First World War. 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. Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Grayshott Village Archive (photo) Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 193)
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