THE LIFE OF MAJOR A. A. GORDON
Major Gordon was a true Scotsman of Irish descendants who lived his life according to the code of chivalry. As a knight of grace, he had the honour to serve many British organizations, notables and aristocrats together with his wartime service in the First World War to the late King of the Belgian and his services of humanity to the British and Belgian soldiers.
Being the younger brother of the Victoria Cross recipient, William E. Gordon VC of the Gordon Highlanders, Major Gordon had to live in the shadow of the glory and fame of his brother, in which he could never succeed him during his lifetime.
Although a highly decorated soldier, Major Gordon's deeds and services to the Belgian people were never well recorded by any historians. Even his own memoir book ' Culled from a Diary' which was published during the Second World War in 1941, was never reprinted.
Major Gordon was a great family man and a researcher of ancestry, who had started his own family with his beloved wife Lizzie Maude Smith in 1892. He received three sons in a total of whom he all outlived. A similar fate was given to his nephew who was killed in a motorcar practice race. His beloved wife broken by giving birth to there children and broken by deep grieve for her lost loved ones suffered most of her later life from bad health Gordon remained the remaining 20 years of his life a widower and served the community of Bridge of Allan till his dying day.
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