Chaplain 4th Class (Captain) The Reverend ARTHUR CURRIE GORDON (photo added)

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Rank Chaplain 4th Class (Captain)
Forenames The Reverend ARTHUR CURRIE
Surname GORDON (photo added)
Initials A C
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 08 June 1940
Age 36
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 91866
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1 Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (51st Highland Infantry Division)
Regiment/Unit attached to 1 Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (51st Highland Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BLANGY-SUR-BRESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Family Details SON OF THE REVEREND WILLIAM GORDON, BACHELOR OF DIVINITY (BD), AND ALISON GORDON; HUSBAND OF AGNES DOREEN GORDON, OF DRAINIE MANSE, MORAYSHIRE.

Additional Information

ARTHUR CURRIE GORDON  was the only son of the late reverend William Gordon and Mrs Alison Gordon of Barhill, Ayrshire, Scotland, United kKingdom. He attended George Watson's College, Edinburgh, from 1915 to 1920 and then went on to Edinburgh University and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA), Bachelor of Divinity (BD). Edinburgh (EDIN).

 

After graduation he assisted The Reverend Albert A. Diak at Saint Bernard's Church Edinburgh and then went on to become The Reverend at Kells Parish Church, Kirkcudbrightshire and then Foveran Parish Council Church at Newburgh, Aberdeenshire.1

 

He was married to Agnes DoreeN Gordon of Drainie Manse, Morayshire.2 In 1939 he volunteered his service to the British Army and served with 1 Battalion, The Black Watch. He was killed on Saturday 8th June 1940.3

 

 

Chaplain The Reverend ARTHUR CURRIE GORDON, undated.2

 

 

Grave Registration Report Form.4

 

 

References
1. Watson's War Records, George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
3. Watson's War Records, George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
4. Photograph kindly provided by George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
5. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Located by Sarah Shepherd.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by:  Sarah Shepherd, George Watson's College, Edinburgh and Carl Shilleto.

 

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