Gordon, Clarence Duncan

Pte, Clarence Duncan Gordon, 4th EYR

BORN HULL 1897. SON OF HENRY GIRDLEY BULLOCK & MRS ELIZABETH BARBARA BULLOCK. OF 9 BLANCHE TERRACE, CONSTABLE STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) AND 11 FRANCIS AVENUE, WELLSTED STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). ERRAND BOY. HE ENLISTED AT HULL. ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 28/10/1915. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 17/06/1916, AGED 19. HE HAD BEEN AT THE FRONT FOR EIGHT MONTHS. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, ELIZABETH.

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 13/07/1916. *
HE IS BURIED AT LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “TOO DEARLY LOVED TO EVER BE FORGOTTEN”.

HE IS RECORDED AS KILLED ON HULL’S WELLSTED STREAT ROLL OF HONOUR (Hull Daily Mail 25 September 1916).

 

1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Map 28 Wytschaete – 17 June 1916, War Diary reads:- 

12.25am Enemy released Gas opposite E trenches, the wind at the time was North and rather variable. It blew the gas across the ‘New Cut’ trench E3. E1. E6 trenches. The gas cloud was very thick and lasted about 20 minutes. Few casualties were caused at first, but the after effects proved fatal in several cases, 2nd Lt WF Carlton was killed in F Trench, 2nd Lt Gresham very severely wounded, 2nd Lt Sutton slightly wounded, 2nd Lt WRR Brown and 2nd Lt Marshall were affected by shock and gas and left the trenches.

The Total casualties were, Officers killed 1, wounded 3, other ranks killed 10, wounded 74, missing 1. 5 other ranks of the wounded subsequently died at the dressing station at LINDENHOEK. 2nd Lt GH Lofthouse sick to hospital.

18 June 1916

Quiet day no casualties. 2nd Lt Carlton and 17 other ranks were buried at LINDENHOEK Cemetery, N.27.c. These men were casualties on the 17/06/1916. Six were killed by shellfire, 11 died of gas poisoning. 2 men of the wounded died in hospital and 2 others were buried at LOCRE.


First name:
CLARENCE DUNCAN
Military Number:
3087
Rank:
Private
Date Died
17/06/1916
Place died:
Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
Age:
19
11 FRANCES AVENUE, WELLSTED STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK