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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, oblong

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

Inscription

{The photo does not allow us to read the inscription.}

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

Rosemary and Richard Christophers of The Lightbox, previously Woking Museum, have put paid to the rumour that the plaque is held by that museum. They also kindly inquired of Gordon's School whether it is held there, but no, the School don't have it either. This plaque really does seem to well and truly lost.

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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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, oblong

Information Subjects commemorated

Major General Charles George Gordon

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, oblong

Information Also at this site

General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

Our photo comes from Mapio. These two plaques are on display at Gordon's Scho...

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