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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Inverness
Town
Drumnadrochit
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
79856
Current location

Kilmore Old Churchyard
at the Loch end of Lewiston Road
Drumnadrochit
Inverness
Highland
IV63 6UF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 51508 29531
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Addition to family gravestone
Inscription
…../AND THEIR SON/F LT JOHN GORDON D.F.C./KILLED IN ACTION 6TH NOVR. 1943, AGED 26 YEARS/….
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gordon, John
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, relationships, rank, service, manner of death, date of death, age, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic892-0-asc-30.html
  • From London Gazette 12/2/1943 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy: — On the 3Oth January, -1943, two forces of bombers were detailed to attack Berlin, one during the morning and the other during the afternoon. To reach the German capital necessitated a flight of more than 500 miles, mostly over heavily defended territory. Close co-ordination and precise timing were essential but, such was the skill exhibited, that the target was reached and the attacks delivered within seconds of the specified time. That complete success was achieved, despite opposition from the ground defences, is a high tribute to the calm courage, resolution and endurance displayed by the following officers and airmen who, in various capacities, acted as members of the aircraft crews: — Distinguished Flying Cross. Flight Lieutenant John GORDON (86721), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No., 105 Squadron.

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