Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Gordon, Geoffrey

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 12th Royal Lancers

Biography: Son of Rev. A. Gordon, Unitarian minister, Belfast ; born Belfast, 15 October 1881 ; educated at Grafton House School, Manchester, entering Aberdeen University in 1899. In 1903 he graduated M.A. with Second-Class Honours in Mathematics, and passed into the Indian Civil Service in 1904. After a short time in Assam, he became Assistant Commissioner in the Punjab ; and for five years served as lieutenant and captain in the Punjab Light Horse, Indian Volunteers. At the outbreak of war Gordon was on furlough. He at once entered the Special Reserve of Officers, and received a commission in the 12th Royal Lancers. On 30 April 1915 he fell in action in France. His Indian record was on eof courage and character, and gave promise of even greater distinction than he had already achieved. The Lieutenant-Governor of the Province, in a letter to the "Punjab Gazette", recalls the difficult and dangerous situations which he had had to face in the pursuance of his duty, and which he had always met with an intrepid coolness; and speaks of him as "a gallant officer and a fearless gentleman".

Date of Death: 30 April 1915

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 5, Column 5.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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