James Hamilton Gordon was the son of James and Matilda Gordon. He was born in 1909 in the Stewartstown area. The 1911 census lists the family in Donaghey, Stewartstown. His father was a bookkeeper. James Gordon went on to be the husband of Virtue Gordon of Holywood, County Down. Pilot Officer Gordon served with 15 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. On 25th May 1940, his aircraft was shot down near St Inglevert with the loss of all three crew.
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.