Gordon was born on 15 May 1923 in Cumberland BC, as the son of William S. and Margaret D. Wood, of Cumberland.

He volunteered f o r active duty on 14 Feb 42 a t Victoria BC. He did his basic t r a i n i n g a t 110 CABTC Vernon BC and transferred t o A,15 Shilo, MB on 14 Apr 42 f o r his i n f a n t r y t r a i n i n g ., He arrived in the UK on 12 Jun 42 and joined 1 C SCOT R a t Angmering, Sussex on 18 Dec 42, in the Mortar Platoon of Support Company. He landed i n France as a member of the mortar platoon on D-Day 6 Jun 44, and was wounded in action on 16 Jul 44 at Caen, After a period in hospital in England, he rejoined the b a t t a l i o n in NW Europe on 10 Oct 44, and was appointed an A/Cpl on 23 Feb 45.

Gordon was k i l l e d in action on Saturday April 21 1945 age 21, during the liberation of Wagenborgen. He was temporarily buried in Siddeburen and on February 15 1946 reburied in Holten.

At his headstone: HE FOLLOWED HIS LORD AND SAVIOUR WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND

His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France-Germany Star, War Medal 1945; Defence Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

His name is at the monument in Wagenborgen.