In Memory of


"U" Coy, 4th Bn., Gordon Highlanders
who died on
Saturday, 19th June 1915. Age 19.

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Pat Gordon


University of Aberdeen Memorial Book Entry


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Son of James A. and Jeannie Gordon, of Christkirk, Insch, Aberdeenshire.
James Adam Gordon d 5/5/1932 age 63, Jeannie Reid d Christkirk 15/8/1914 age 50
Both interred at Insch Cemetery, Robert recorded d near Ypres
on family headstone.

War Mem - Robt P Gordon, Christkirk- brother of George Gordon, above.
Born Kennethmont, enlisted Aberdeen, killed in action, served France and Flanders.

From memorial card - died in Belgium age 19. Known to family and friends as Pat

Regimental History entry, This action, known as The First Attack on Bellewarde, was fought between the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway. 4GH had 57 casualties in the single company involved, "D" including "U" Coy

From University of Aberdeen record -Served in "U" (University) Company, 4GH. "U" coy was incorporated into "D" Coy, 4 GH. Killed in action during an assault on German lines in a wood near Hooge.

At the outbreak of war "U" Coy was at a training camp at Tain, Ross- shire. They left there directly for Bedford without returning to Aberdeen, University history notes.

Service notes
1/4th Gordons (City of Aberdeen Btn - not to be confused with 4th Reserve Btn)

4/8/1914 Aberdeen. Highland Division.
To Bedford.
19/2/1915 Left Highland Division by train to Southampton. Sailed on transport "Archimedes" at 7pm.
20/2/1915 landed at Havre ( Le Havre)
Camped above the town at Bléville
22/2/1915 left by train to railhead at Bailleul, Belgium.
27/2/1915 to 8th Brigade, 3rd Division at La Clytte.Five mile march from Bailleul.

9/3/1915 D Coy, 4GH ( incorporating U Coy) into trenches at Kemmel.
10/10/1915 to 76th Brigade, 3rd Division.
23/2/1916 rejoined Highland Division in 154th Brigade,51st Highland Division.
11/11/1918 in same at Cambrai, France.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Panel 38


The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

The name of Robert Gordon

Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin and Courtrai, and bears the names of men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

Historical Information: A description of the Memorial and an account of the military operations in the Ypres Salient is contained in a separate Introductory part to the Registers.