A Russian 24 karat gold and blue enamelled cigarette case with the Russian crest, inlayed with diamants. The case was presented to Major Gordon for his involvement of saving Russian refugees from Zeebrugge in December 1914. The above picture is a simulation of what the exual case whought have looked like. The last known owner of the cigarette case was Brigadier-General Cameran Gordon Graham Nicholson.
The military medals of Major Gordon's sons William and Edmund. These medals where sent to Major Gordon's home in Stow-On-The-Wold. We know for shure that William's medals and death plaque are not gifted to the Gordon Highlanders museum.
The inscription on the medals should read:
William Hyde Eagleson Gordon (Death Plaque citation)
Lt. W. H. E. Gordon (Medals)
Acting-Major E. R. A. Gordon (Medals)
An Austrian gold cigarette case with the cypher of Emperor Joseph I. The case was presented to Major Gordon from Archduke Franz Ferdinand for his hospitality at Apsley House during the latters stay for the funeral of King Edward VII. The picture below is a simulation of what the exual case whought have looked like.
The periode reproduction painting of "Where Belgian met Britain" from the Belgian painter Olivier. This picture was given to Major Gordon by Mr. Olivier after they both had returned to England in December 1914. After war Major Gordon send a picture of the painting to the Belgian Royal Household to get it signed by those who are portrayed in the painting. He also send a picture to Lord Stamfordham to get it signed by King George and the Prince of Wales.