Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Bruce Moore Gordon

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Bruce Moore Gordon

February 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/214844

Age:

18

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

March 22, 1925

Son of the Revd. Simeon Moore Gordon and Jessie Irene Gordon, of Hagersville, Ontario.

Brother of Flight Sergeant Richard Lawrence Gordon, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HAGERSVILLE CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block E. Range 1. Lot 4.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Bruce Moore Gordon– This is a photograph of Bruce ('Red') Moore GORDON, taken outside the Chatsworth, Ontario high school c. 1942.
  • Grave Marker– Hagersville, Ontario Cemetery--the gravesite of LAC Bruce Moore GORDON who died on 24 Feb 1944 in Crediton, Ontario, Canada.
From the book, "They Shall Grow Not Old--A Book Of Remembrance" 
Published by-- Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc.
                           P.O. Box 1481
                           Brandon, Manitoba
                           R7A 6N3
By Les Allison & Harry Hayward
  'Dedicated to all those Canadian airmen and airwomen who served their country, during the Second World War, that we may be free.'
(Lives lost between 3 Sep 1939-12 Aug 1945)
Page 271--
GORDON, BRUCE MOORE---LAC (P)   R214844  under training.  From Hagersville, Ontario.  
Killed 24 Feb 1944.  Age 18.   #9 Service Flying Training School, Centralia, Ontario.  Anson aircraft #7269, piloted by LAC D.J. Byrne(*) and Anson aircraft #7314, piloted by LAC Gordon were in a mid-air collision before they crashed one mile north of Crediton, Ontario.  Both airmen were killed.  Leading Aircraftsman Pilot Gordon is buried in the Hagersville Cemetery, Hagersville, Ontario.
  • Hagersville War Memorial Monument– Hagersville, Ontario, Canada.
  • Memorial Plaque– This is the WWII plaque on the War Memorial Monument in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada.  Both 18-year-old LAC Bruce ('Red') Moore GORDON and his 20-year-old brother, Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Richard ('Dick') Lawrence GORDON, are honoured here.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Totonto 'Evening Telegram'.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the 'Hagersville Press' (Part 1).
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the 'Hagersville Press' (Part 2).
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the 'Hagersville Press' (Part 3).
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the 'Hagersville Press' (Part 4).

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