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43157   Pilot Officer James Hamilton Gordon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 25/05/1940 (Killed in Action)
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) J.H. Gordon was the son of James and Matilda Gordon and husband of Virtue O. Gordon of Holywood, County Down. He was serving with the Royal Air Force. On 25th May 1940 he was detailed to bomb troops, vehicles and vital bridges just behind the German front line, which was closing in on the main body of the British Expeditionary Force. His aircraft, a Blenheim, was shot down near St. Inglevert, on the main road to Calais between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Marquise, with the loss of all of the crew.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Inglevert Churchyard
  St. Inglevert, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 2280625
St. Inglevert is a village and commune on the main road (N.1) from Calais to Boulogne-sur-Mer, about 13 kilometres south-west of Calais, from which it is easily accessible. In the churchyard, near the centre of the northern boundary, is the collective grave of 3 airmen of the Royal Air Force.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Cenotaph -- WWII Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWII Stewartstown
References and Links
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1 Blenheim lost 25 May 1940 near St. Quentin Lists information about the flight and the German pilots who shot the plane down.
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