Sunday, 8 November 2009
Lance Cpl. Peter Gordon
Lance Corporal Peter Gordon, 5th Seaforth Highlanders, age 22, died 9 April 1917, and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France – also commemorated on the Dornoch War Memorial, on his parents’ gravestone in Dornoch and on a wall plaque in Dornoch Cathedral.
Peter was born 27th March 1895 at Torboll, Dornoch, son of William Gordon, crofter, and his wife Catherine Macpherson. Peter is the grandson of Peter Gordon and his wife Catherine Baillie and of John Macpherson, shepherd, and his wife Catherine Sutherland.
A relative still lives in the area today.
Before Peter left for war he had a postcard photograph taken and sent to his parents at Torboll, the photograph of Peter above is taken from that postcard. Here is the reverse of the original postcard:
Photograph of gravestone by Morag Sutherland.
Photograph of Peter and postcard reverse from John Gordon & Patricia Moreau.