EDMUND ROBERT ADAM GORDON



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THIRD BORN SON OF MAJOR GORDON



Edmund Robert Adam Gordon, Major Gordon youngest son was born on 25 March 1896 in Edinburgh.  He was a student at Haileybury College.


enlisted in the 7th Seaforth Highlanders and served as a temporary Lieutenant. Later that year, in October 1915, he was entrenched near Hill 60 in Ypres when he became a casualty of jaundice and neurasthenia. Major Gordon visited five field ambulances before he found out that his son had been evacuated to a railhead and placed in a Red Cross train bound for England.


On the 25th of August 1917, Major Gordon was informed that his last son (Edmund) was wounded again having first suffered a leg wound and then a severe hand wound. He was hospitalized in the General Hospital N°8 at Rouen and later taken to hospital in Brighton where Major Gordon visited him. Over time the condition of Edmund became worse and he had to undergo several operations which resulted in the amputation of certain fingers and a part of his hand. Edmund was later sent back to the front and survived the war. However, his previous wounds received during his illness in 1915 had caused much damage to his lungs which later resulted in tuberculosis. He died this decease on 5 October 1932 in Chelsea, London. His death, however, was registered in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Edmund married in 1926 with his wife Vivienne Roberts, in Kensington and the couple got there first born Peter. Peter Gordon tragically died in his infancy. Vivienne (also written as Vivien and Vivian) Daisy Roberts was born on 15 June 1900 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.  She presumably married Edmund in July 1926 in Kensington and is registered as a residence of Balham and Tooting in 1933. In 1936 she was located at Hampstead and during the Second World War she can be traced to Kensington again. By the end of the 50's, she is registered in Putney and afterwards back in Hampstead in the early 60's. We searched many records to find the birth of Peter but with no results, non-other children are also found on Vivienne. Vivienne never remarried and held the name Gordon till her death.


Vivienne Daisy Gordon died on 7 May 1991 in Highgate London, at the age of 90.




GORDON FAMILY TREE


Peter of Ballee                         William of Ballyskeagh 1697 - ?


x                                                   x


Mary Boak                                Mary Ross


                                                             

                                                  Aaron Gordon                                            William Gordon (1738 - 1831)                  Margaret Gordon                           Mary Gordon

                                                                                                                                                                                            x

                                                 Margaret Boak (1744 - 14/11/1837)                                                                                 .... Martin



Elizabeth(... - 1839)         Aaron(1781 - 8/10/1844)       Robert of Stragollen (1774- 7/9/1850)         William(..- ./1/1837)          Mary

                                                                                                                   X 19/04/1809

                                                                                              Ellen Eagleson (1786 - 21/09/1860)



George (22/6/1824 - 4/6/1896)   William(15/5/1812 - 25/2/1814)      Aaron  (17/5/1814 - 29/1/1860)     Matilda An (1/11/1817 - 1863)    William E. (4/6/1831-15/1/1873)      Elizabeth     Robert (4/6/1823 - 23/7/1823)      Margaret (5/5/1810 - 1816)       Ellen (1827 - 1899)     Robert (1830 - 1883)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X (1)Marion Hay Forbes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X (2) Emelia M. Dick


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     William Eagleson       Archibald Alexander     Robert Aaron        Emily Mackenzie       Helen Isabelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               x

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lizzie Maude Smith   

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William "Bill" Hyde Eagleson             Archibald               Edmund Robert Adam