Robert Gordon was born to Wilson and Agnus Gordon of Straid, Co. Antrim, Ireland on March 28th, 1890. Robert was a part of the Royal Irish Rifles militia for two years. Robert immigrated to Canada by himself in 1911 to work as a laborer in Guelph. He lived as a single boarder with Ernest and Lennie Barker. Robert volunteered to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force September 18th, 1914 and fought for A Company 1st Battalion. During his time in France, Robert was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Regrettably on June 15th, 1915 during the Second Action at Givenchy, Robert was reported missing and was later presumed to be dead. Corporal Robert Gordon is commemorated at the Vimy Memorial.
Service number: 6218
“Gordon, Robert” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 21, 2015, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1568482/GORDON,%20ROBERT