Info 9d, James redmond patrick Gordon
1860-1910
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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Masses  1909 

GORDON, Col Jas (James) Redmond Patrick, C.B. (1900) 
son of Lt Gen Sir B. L Gordon KCB.
C/o Naval and Military Club, 30 Kings House, St James' Court. Buckingham Gate, S.W.
b. 23rd November 1860, 
m 1888 Clarisse, daughter of late Capt Charles Reynolds of Ramslade.
d.3rd December 1910

1879    He commanded 2 batteries of RHA and 2 mountain batteries at 
        The Battle of Charasiab, South of Kabul, Second Afghan War, 6th October 1879.
1880    Afghan War  
1881    S. African war  
1884-5  Bechuanaland expedition
1887    Burmese expedition  
1892    Expedition against Jebus, west coast of Africa  
1895-6  Ashanti expedition 
1897    Lt Col commdg 15 huss,
1900-1  S. African war  
1900    Commanded the 9th and 16th Lancers who charged the Boer positions at the 
        Battle of Klip Drift, 15th February 1900. 
1900-01 Brig Gen Commanding 1 Cavalry Brigade South Africa Field Force,  
1901    Brevet Col
1905    Brig Gen commdg 4 cav brig , ret p 1906


Otago Witness,  20 June 1906

Colonel James Redmond Patrick Gordon, C.B. ,
formerly Brigadier-general 4th Cavalry Brigade. Eastern Command, an officer with a remarkable record of foreign service, has just (retired from the army.
He is a son of Lieutenant-general Sir Benjamin Lumsden Gordon, K.C.B., and although only in his forty-sixth year has taken part in no fewer than seven campaigns.
Entering the 15th King's Hussars in 1879, Colonel Gordon first saw active service at the relief of Kandahar, at which his father was also present, in command of the Royal Artillery of the Cabul' Field Force. Thence he proceeded to South Africa for the Boer war of 1881 and the Bechuanaland expedition which followed.
In 1887 he was in Burmah, then underwent the hardships of the campaign against the Jebus, and three years later was honourably mentioned for his services with the Ashanti expedition.
During the recent South African war Colonel Gordon commanded a cavalry brigade in many engagements, for which he was awarded the medal with seven clasps and the Companionship of the Bath.


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1891 census 
Source          RG12, Piece 3517, Folio  page 14
Place           Acomb , Thirsk and Malton Yorkshire
Dwelling        Schedule 90 Acomb House, front street

John R.P.   Gordon   Head M  30 Captain 14th Hussars           Madras, East Indies
Clarise M G Gordon   wife M  27                                Leamington, Warwickshire
Ronald M J  Gordon   son      1                                Acomb,  Yorks 
Eric R S    Gordon   son      6months                          Acomb,  Yorks
Amy Taylor           ser      24   Cook
Blanch Cunnington    ser      27   Nurse
Kate Archer          ser      21   Parlour Maid
Isabel Bulmer        ser      19   housemaid
Jonathan Brown       ser      16   Page



1901 census - 
Source           RG 13, Piece 96,  folio 103,  page 2
Place            registration district of St George Hanover Square in London.
Dwelling         Victoria Street Windsor Hotel 

James    Gordon  m  40   Lt Col 15th Hussars -                 born in India
Clarisse Gordon  m  36   living on own means                  Leamington,  Warwickshire 

children not found


James redmond patrick Gordon died 03 dec 1910
The Times of Monday 5th December 1910
reports his death on the previous Saturday from pneumonia.

Buried St Peter's Parish Church, Henfield Sussex 1910 aged 50
Photo courtesy of Charles Slade

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1911 census
Source:           RG14PN110 RG78PN4 RD2 SD1 ED23 SN219 
Place:            Kensington
Dwelling:         200 Brompton Road, ( Rooms over Bank)

Clarisse Gordon  head W 47    Private Means       Leamington Wick
Ronald   Gordon  son  s 21                        Acomb,  yorks
Ada Leach        ser  s 29  Cook
Hester Kingsbury ser  s 33  Palour Maid

His widow Clarisse re-married marqt1913 at Hemel Hempstead , Herts
to George Rigby Murray Esq of Parton,
eldest son of the late B. Rigby Murry of Parton JP DL (who died 1901) and Jane finnan (1854- 1891) eldest daughter of the late George Whigham of Halliday Hill Dumfriesshire.

Mr. Murray, who was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was formerly Capt. 3rd Batt. K.O. Scottish Borderers, is a Magistrate for Kirkcudbright. Parton, KB. ;
Oxford and Cambridge Club, S.W. ; The Albany, Piccadilly, w.
source:
The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland .. (Volume ed.59, yr.1919). (page 263)

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