Archibald Alexander Gordon

Archibald Alexander Gordon

Birth
Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland
Death 12 Aug 1949 (aged 81)
Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland
Burial Logie, Stirling, Scotland
Memorial ID 203894488 · View Source
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Archibald Alexander Gordon was a true Scotsmen, a devoted husband, father of three children and grandfather of one, all of whom he outlived!. He was the younger brother of William Eagleson Gordon V.C., who received his Victoria Cross during the Second Boer War. He also had two sisters, one stepbrother and a younger brother. A. A. Gordon married Lizzie Maude Smith/Gordon on 24th January 1892 and they received the twin William Hyde Eagleson and Archibald George Ramsay the year after. In 1896 they received there third child Edmund Robert Adam. A A Gordon co-founded the 9th Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots and was commissioned a Captain on 4th of August 1900 and served as the first commander of A-Company. During his years as a Volunteer Officer he got involved in the establishment of the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane. Later on he was promoted to Major and Brigade-Major in 1905. He resigned his commission on 26th May 1906 and moved to London to take up the duties of Secretary of the 4th Duke of Wellington 'Arthur Wellesley'. On the outbreak of the First World War, A. A. Gordon was tasked to collecting funds for the Belgian Refugees and brought them always to personaly to Antwerp, where the Belgian Governement was located. Here he got stuck, when the British Army didn't wanted to risk anymore ships by crossing the Channel. During the siege of Antwerp, he was assigned to Colonel - Later General - Jack Seely. He received his former rank of Major back and together they executed reconnaissance missions and took part in the great evacuation to Bruges and Ostend later on. Back in England he was asked by the Belgian Foreign Ministry to act as Kings Messenger to the Belgian King Albert I. He accepted this post with great honor and enthousiasm and took part in establishing the great military hospital at La Panne comissioned by Queen Elisabeth. He became a well known member in the Belgian Royal Household and carried out many duties for them until 1922.

A. A. Gordon is the writter of the book 'Culled from a Diary' which is a wonderfull document that describes his important life events from his childhood until 1939. The book was printed in 1941 with the publishers Oliver and Boyd. He also edited the book 'THE CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLYING OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES' in 1937.

VISIT THE MEMORIAL OF MAJOR A. A. GORDON'S OLDEST SON (William Hyde Eagleson Gordon): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10893486/william-hyde_eagleson-gordon

VISIT THE MEMORIAL OF MAJOR A. A. GORDON'S OLDER BROTHER (William E. Gordon V.C.):
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155332958/william-eagleson-gordon

Major A. A. Gordon received the following awards:
- Commander of the British Empire (1917)
- Member of the Victorian Order 4th Class (1908)
- Knight of Grace of St John of Jerusalem (1900)
- Officer in the order of Leopold I (1916)- Belgium
- Commander in the order of the Crown (1918) - Belgium
- Commander in the order of Leopold II (1920) - Belgium
- Companion in the L'egion D'honneur (1919) - France
- St Aigo of the sword (1905) - Portugal
- Isabel of the Catholics (1908) - Spain
- Order of Saint Anne (1917) - Imperial Russia
- Order of the Crown (1918) - Italy
- 1914 Star and Bar
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
- Coronation Medal of Edward VII
- Coronation Medal of George V
- Coronation Medal of George VI
- Jubilee Medal of George V
- Belgian Civilian Cross 1914-15
- Belgian Croix de Guerre with palm
- Medal of King Albert I
- Medal of Reine Elisabeth
- Croix de Guerre with palm - France -
- Reconnaissance Medal 2nd Class - France
- Palmes Universitairs - France -

Major A. A. Gordon is commemorated by the Major A. A. Gordon Society in Belgium,

WWW.AAGORDON.BE


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IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF MAUDE - BELOVED WIFE OF - ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER GORDON - JESSAMINE, BRIDGE OF ALLAN - WHO DIED THERE 13th JULY 1929 - I THANK MY GOD ON EVERY REMEBRANCE OF YOU - ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER GORDON - WHO DIED 9th AUGUST 1949 - SO HE ERINGETH THEM INTO THEIR DESIRED HAVEN.


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  • Created by: Maarten C
  • Added: 16 Oct 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 203894488
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archibald Alexander Gordon (3 Sep 1867–12 Aug 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 203894488, citing Logie Cemetery, Logie, Stirling, Scotland ; Maintained by Maarten C (contributor 48320085) .