Person    | Male  Born 28/1/1833  Died 26/1/1885

Major General Charles George Gordon

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: China/Hong Kong, Sudan

Army officer. Made his military reputation in China. Achieved lasting fame through his death at the siege of Khartoum.

His name, and his marching band (which performs annually at the Whitehall statue) speak of a strong Scottish connection but Wikipedia informs: "Gordon grew up in England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Ionian Islands (which were under British rule until 1864) as his father was moved from post to post. He was educated at Fullands School in Taunton, Taunton School, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich."

Gordon's School near Woking was founded by public subscription, at the express wish of Queen Victoria, as the National Memorial to General Gordon. At the school is a statue, showing Gordon atop a camel - quite something. 

The National Archive confirms that what is now known as Gordon Hospital was originally named the Western Hospital for Fistula, Piles and other Diseases of the Rectum. In 1886, as a memorial to him, it was renamed the Gordon Hospital for Fistula, Piles and other Diseases of the Rectum.  Actually, we don't think 'Western' was the word that needed changing in that name.

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Major General Charles George Gordon

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General Gordon on a camel

To commemorate Gordon, the Corps of Royal Engineers, Gordon's own Corps, comm...

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General Gordon's birth place - lost plaque, blue

This photo comes from Mapio. These two plaques are on display at Gordon's Sch...

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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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General Gordon statue

Prompted by us publishing this statue Margaret Wright sent lots of informatio...

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Royal Army Medical Corps - London Units

Royal Army Medical Corps - London Units

London unit which served in WW1.

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
H. Chaplin

H. Chaplin

Employed at the Holloway tram garage. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
W. F. T. New

W. F. T. New

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
S. R. Gardner

S. R. Gardner

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
H. W. Jenkins

H. W. Jenkins

Employed at the Holloway tram garage. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial