Friday, January 05, 2007

Leonard Preston Gordon

One of six sons to serve during the First World War, Leonard Preston Gordon appears to be the only brother with Chailey connections. Certainly, he is the only one mentioned in Chailey's parish magazine where he is recorded simply as L P Gordon.

The photograph to the right, which was almost certainly taken before the First World War, was published in the Sussex County Herald in 1918. This, and individual photographs of his five serving brothers, accompanied an article about Pte David Gordon, a brother who was killed whilst attempting to rescue a German soldier from No-Man's Land. Happily, Len Gordon and his other four brothers all survived the Great War.

I am grateful to Len Gordon's grandson David Gordon, for contacting me with the additional information printed here.

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