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LDS film 1952167, Hon. East India Company's Service, Cadet Papers 1848/49 no 230 24 Oct 1849 for the Military Seminary. Benjamin Lumsden GORDON born 8 July 1833 baptised 31 July 1833 at Abernethy in the Co of Moray or Elgin to Capt James GORDON.of 92nd Foot and Janet Georgina both of 5 St Bernard Cr Edinburgh. School Edinburgh Military Academy.
Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Masses 1909 GORDON, Lt Gen Sir Benj. Lumsden RA KCB, third son of late Capt James Gordon of Ivybank, Nairnshire Born at Revack 08 july 1833 bap. Jul. 31, at Abernethy, Moray; Educated at Edinburgh and Addiscombe ; nominated for "Honourable East India Company Service", by W. J. Eastwick on recommendation of his mother.
Married 1860, Feb. 2, to Laura Sophia Caton (b. 1839, May 2), dau. of R. R. Caton, of Binbrook, Lincolnsh., children James Redmond Patrick Gordon b.1860 Brig Gen Commanding 1 Cavalry Brigade South Africa Field Force, 1900-1901 m. 27 nov 1888 Clarisse Renolds Ethel Fanny Grant Gordon b. 26 June 1862 c. 31 July 1862 at Madras; Ida Georgie Grant Gordon b. 16 May 1864 c. 14 june 1864 at Madras Mabel Laura Gordon b. 19 sept 1865 c. 25 Oct. 1865 at Madras
Sir Benjamin Lumsden Gordon 1852, Jun. 12, 2nd Lt., H.E.I.C.S. (Madras Art.)
1857-8, Hoprse Artilley in the Indian Mutiny, present at relief of Lucknow, including operations at the Martiniere and Dilkoosha, Dec. 6, action and defeat of Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore, and pursuit (Medal with clasp). 1858, Apr. 27, sen 2nd Lt to 1st Lt. : source Bombay Times 1860, feb 02 Married Laura S, daughter of R R Caton, of Binbrook, co Lincoln 1863, Jun. 5, 2nd Capt., R.A. 1868, May 28, Capt. 1872, Jul. 5, Maj. 1875, Apr. 1, Lt. Col. 1880, Apr. 1, Bt. Col. 1879-80, served in Afghan war, battle of Charasiah, and operations round Kabul (Medal, two clasps). Commander R.A. in Sir Roberts' advcance on Kabul 1881, Feb. 22, C.B. 1883, Mar. 31, Col. 1884, Mar. 31 Brig. Gen. (temp.), Madras; Jun. 10, -sep 13 reward for distinguished services; Sep. 14 1886, Mar. 30, Brig. Gen., Madras; Oct. 27, Maj. Gen.; Mar. 31 1886-7, served in Bur- mese Expedition, comd. in Lower Burma Div. ; thanked by Govt. of India (Despatches, Medal with clasps) (L.G., 1887, Sep. 3). 1889-90, Served in GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 59 Chin-Lushai expedition, Comd. Burma District 1889-91 (L.G., 1890, Sep. 12). 1890, Mar. 30, Lt. Gen. ; 1890, May 31, comd. in Madras as a Maj. Gen. 1890 Nov. 15, ret. list. (A.L., 1853-1910). 1899, Jun. 3, K.C.B.
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