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William James Gordon
Birth: May 19, 1864
Death: Aug. 15, 1922

West African Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Lance Corporal in the West India Regiment, British Army. During an assault on fortified position at Toniataba Gambia, West Africa on March 13, 1892, Lance Corporal Gordon was part of a 12 man party whom were trying, with a heavy beam, to break down the south gate of the compound. Suddenly a number of musket-muzzles appeared through a double row of loopholes, some of them being only a few yards from the officer in command's back. Lance Corporal Gordon with complete disregard for his our life, threw himself between the officer and the muskets, pushing the officer out of the way, with himself being wounded. For most distinguished service, he was promoted to Sergeant and awarded the Victoria Cross in December 1892. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Kingston Military Cemetery
Kingston
Kingston, Jamaica
 
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Record added: Apr 06, 2003
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William James Gordon
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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