Gordon, William Gallagher (No. 1682131)

Gordon, William Gallagher

Warrant Officer (Observer)

No. 1682131, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an aircraft accident on Tuesday 21 May 1946 (aged 26)


Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, Co. Down (Section 1 Grave 6)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


William Gallagher Gordon was born on 22 June 1919 at 48 University Road, Belfast and he was a son of Thomas Craig Gordon and Annie Margaret Gordon (nee Scott) who were married on 21 December 1915 in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  Thomas Craig Gordon worked as an accountant and stockbroker.

William Gallagher Gordon was a grandson of John Gordon (a teacher) and Sarah (Sally) Gordon (nee Gallagher) who were married on 29 July 1856 in Watton-on-the-Hill Parish Church, Lancaster.

William Gallagher Gordon was a Pilot Instructor and he was 26 when he died in an aircraft accident on 21 May 1946.  His address was recorded in the Movilla burial register as 60 Moss Lane, Pinner in Middlesex.  He died at RAF South Cerney near Cirencester in Gloucestershire and his effects amounted to some £391.  Probate was granted to his widowed mother.

Warrant Officer William Gallagher Gordon was buried in Movilla Cemetery (Section 1 Grave 6) and other family members commemorated there include:

His paternal grandfather John Gordon (born 27 May 1824; died 26 September 1899)

His paternal grandmother Sally Gordon (born 20 February 1837; died 22 August 1909)

His uncle James Campbell Gordon (born 6 May 1873; died 22 January 1877)

His aunt Helen Edith Gordon (born 21 February 1861; died 13 January 1901)

His father Thomas Craig Gordon (born 15 April 1879; died 5 October 1932)

His mother Annie Margaret Gordon (died April 1959)