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Plaque: General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

Inscription

General Charles George Gordon, born here 1833, killed at Khartoum 1885.
London County Council

{On the small blue rectangular plaque below:}
When 29 The Common, Woolwich SE18 was demolished in 1971 the above plaque was presented to the Gordon Boys’ School by the Greater London Council.

Our photo comes from Mapio. These two plaques are on display at Gordon's School, near Woking, on the external wall of one of the buildings there. OK, not really 'lost', but certainly lost to London.

Gordon's School was founded by public subscription, at the express wish of Queen Victoria, as the National Memorial to General Gordon.

Site: General Gordon's birth place - 2 lost plaques (2 memorials)

SE18, The Common, Woolwich, 29

Before its demolition in 1971, presumably for the widening of the South Circular, this house had boasted two plaques commemorating Gordon's birth.

We've seen the address of Gordon's birth given as 29 The Common, Woolwich and also as 1 Kempt's Terrace, Woolwich so we guess it was where the current Kempt Street meets the South Circular – all redeveloped in the 20th century.

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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Major General Charles George Gordon

Army officer. Made his military reputation in China. Achieved lasting fame th...

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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

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London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, oblong

The photo of the house showing the plaque, c.1920, comes from Plumstead Stori...

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