Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon

In memory of:

Captain Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon

April 23, 1915

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

2nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of W. H. Lockhart Gordon and Emily Gordon Gordon, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 10 - 26 - 28

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – The Golden Book Toronto : The Canadian Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Memorial – The Golden Book Toronto : The Canadian Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Biography – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Photograph from the front.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Osgoode Hall War Memorial
  • Royal Canadian Yacht Club Memorial – The Royal Canadian Yacht Club World War One Memorial, Toronto, Ontario.  
Images of the 1926 unveiling ceremony and the names listed on the side 
panels of the sun dial memorial. This unveiling and the photographs were 
presented in a special edition booklet entitled "In Memoriam 1914-1918".
  • All Saints' Church's  Montage – All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto. 196 members of the church served in World War I, and 28 lost their lives. The 1922 WWI memorial tablet can be seen in this photo.
  • Commemorative Plaque (2) – The Gordon memorial plaque may be seen on this wall of All Saints' Church.  It is the lower plaque.
  • Commemorative Plaque – "The bronze memorial tablet, sacred to the memory of those members of our congregation, who laid down their lives in the recent great war, and subscribed for by the members of the congregation"-this statement appeared in a 1922 church publication.
  • Memorial Plaque – Beautiful memorial plaque placed in All Saints' Church.  All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto.  196 members of the church served in WWI and 28 lost their lives.
  • Memorial Arch – Royal Military College of Canada memorial arch
  • Inscription on Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial
  • Memorial Plaque – Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

802 Captain Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon (RMC 1911) was the son of W. H. Lockhart Gordon and Emily Gordon Gordon, of Toronto. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 2nd Bn. He died on Apr 23, 1915. He is remembered on the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium.
  • Memorial – Royal Military College of Canada memorial arch honour roll
  • Memorial Plaque – Memorial Plaque – Capt. Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon is remembered on this bronze memorial plaque. The plaque is found in the foyer of the Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House at 94 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

802 Captain Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon (RMC 1911) was the son of W. H. Lockhart Gordon, barrister and solicitor and Emily Gordon Gordon, of Toronto. He studied at the Toronto Church School. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, winning the Sword of Honor in his last year. He was qualified for the bar at the time of his enlistment. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 2nd Bn. He died on Apr 23, 1915 at 24 years of age. His name is listed on the Menin Gates and on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Stained Glass – Royal Military College of Canada memorial stained glass window
  • Memorial Doll – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

802 Captain Walter Leslie Lockhart Gordon (RMC 1911) was the son of W. H. Lockhart Gordon, barrister and solicitor and Emily Gordon Gordon, of Toronto. He studied at the Toronto Church School. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, winning the Sword of Honor in his last year. He was qualified for the bar at the time of his enlistment. He served with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 2nd Bn. He died on Apr 23, 1915 at 24 years of age. His name is listed on the Menin Gates and on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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