CEF Soldier Detail

Honourary Major Charles William Gordon
Died: October 31, 1937

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Chaplain Service
Battalion:
9th Infantry Brigade
Company:
43rd Battalion
Place of Birth:
Athol Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Helen Skinner Gordon (nee King), wife. 54 West Gate, Armstrong's Point, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
54 West Gate, Armstrong's Point, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
September 13, 1860
Trade or Calling:
Minister of the Gospel
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
December 18, 1914
Age at enlistment:
54
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
October 31, 1937
Age at Death:
77
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes

Death card found here 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Honourary Major Canadian Chaplain Service 9th Infantry Brigade 43rd Battalion
Honourary Major Canadian Chaplain Service Canadian Corps Headquarters Shorncliffe
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 3rd Battalion Attached
Honourary Major Canadian Chaplain Service Canadian Corps Headquarters London
Honourary Major Canadian Chaplain Service 11th Reserve Battalion Headquarters Company
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 58th Battalion
Honourary Captain Canadian Chaplain Service 43rd Battalion Headquarters Company

Charles William Gordon was also known by his pen name, Ralph Connor.  He was one of the most popular authors of his time.  

Son of Reverend Daniel Gordon and Mary Robertson Gordon; brother of Lt.-Col. Henry Fleet Gordon (who predeceased Charles by 24 hours); husband of Helen Skinner Gordon (nee King)

Discharged due to demobilization at London, England on April 15, 1919.

Also see:

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/gordon_cw.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Connor 

The Wikipedia site says that he was mentioned in despatches, but no entry was found in the London Gazette to support this.  See also 43rd Battalion War Diary for 1916:  February 27, June 11, August 06 & 27, September 03, 07, 10 & 24, October 01 & 29.  Mentioned in Victor Wheeler's book "No Man's Land" at pg 179.

Awards and Decorations
Colonial Auxillary Forces Officer Decoration