Malvern College First World War Casualty

Private William Francis Jervis Gordon

Photo of William Francis Jervis Gordon
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1910 - 1912.

Regiment: Canadian Trench Mortar Battery.
Died: 04 January 1918 aged 22 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension III. A.B

Son of J. H. Gordon, 8 Ellenborough Park, Weston-super-mare. b.1896.
Upper IV B - Modern III.
Farmer in Canada.
8th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery.

'He was quite young when he left school. He was not here long enough to reach any prominent position, but he gave evidence of qualities which were likely in later years to make him a useful man and a good citizen. After leaving Malvern he went on a farm in England for a few months, and then he went to Canada and took up farming in Ontario. He enlisted in Toronto in a Canadian Regiment, and was trained there for some months. Then he came over to Folkestone, and almost immediately after that he left for France. There he volunteered for the Trench Mortars. He was attached to a Canadian Battery, and was killed in action in January last.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).