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43157   Pilot Officer James Hamilton Gordon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 16/09/1910
Died: 25/05/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Inglevert Churchyard
  St. Inglevert, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Coll. Grave
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

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1 Stewartstown Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWII Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWII Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 317
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Gordon family Lists James Hamilton as a baby at house 19 in Donaghey, Stewartstown, Tyrone
2 Blenheim lost 25 May 1940 near St. Quentin Lists information about the flight and the German pilots who shot the plane down.
3 Bomber Command Details of crew and crash
4 Photo of P/O James Hamilton's grave
5 National Archives UK Details of air crash can be purchased here
6 RAF Commands Details of crew
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of P/O James Hamilton's grave can be purchased here
8 Photo of P/O James Hamilton's grave
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023