Private NEIL WATSON GORDON (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman thumbnail gravemarker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Private
Forenames NEIL WATSON
Surname GORDON (photo added)
Initials N W
Place of Birth ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Tuesday, 04 December 1923
Date of Death Monday, 31 July 1944
Age 20
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14214292
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Gordon Highlanders
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 2 Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (15th Scottish Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location II. K. 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details HUSBAND OF FRANCES VERONICA WILSON, FATHER OF NEIL ALEXANDER GORDON

Additional Information

 

 

NEIL WATSON GORDON was born in King Street, Aberdeen, Scotland on the 4th December 1923. He joined the army in Aberdeen on the 18th June 1942 and married Francis Veronica Wilson in January 1944.

 

He died of wounds on 31st July 1944, whilst waiting to be transported back to the United Kingdom. Nearly 5 months later his son Neil was born on 28th December 1944. His son went onto marry Heather Ford and together they had 4 children and 5 grandchildren.1

 

 

Photographs of NEIL WATSON GORDON, undated.

 

 

Photograph, including, although unidentified, NEIL WATSON GORDON, undated.

 

 

References
1. Information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Lauren Marie Gordon, great granddaughter of Private NEIL WATSON GORDON.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Lauren Marie Gordon, great granddaughter of Private NEIL WATSON GORDON.
Individual photograph: Lauren Marie Gordon, great granddaughter of Private NEIL WATSON GORDON.
Additional photographs provided by: Lauren Marie Gordon, great granddaughter of Private NEIL WATSON GORDON and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Lauren Marie Gordon, great granddaughter of Private NEIL WATSON GORDON.

 

APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS

If you can provide any additional information or photographs about this individual,

please email details and images (as high a resolution as possible please [i.e. 300dpi]) to:

fallenheroeswebsite@gmail.com or download our casualty information form

All contributors will be duly acknowledged

Book of Remembrance

Please feel free to leave your message of remembrance

To provide information or make enquires please email fallenheroeswebsite@gmail.com




What other people have said

Bedlington

Lauren-Marie Gordon

70 years today since we lost you. devastated that we never had the opportunity to meet you. gone but most certainly never forgotten. ♥ rest in peace. ♥

On Thursday, July 31, 2014
UK

linda nutbein

I,my children and my granchildren thank you for the life your sacrifice gave us

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Uk

Gill keeler

With respect and gratitude you and you comrades will be remembered always for your selfless actions

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014
ipswich england

shaun norton

Rest in Peace British Hero

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Bedlington

Lauren-Marie Gordon

my great grandad. rest in peace. gone but most certainly never forgotten. always in our hearts and thoughts

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014