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Major George Huntly Gordon, OBE, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 16, 1882 or 1883 (both dates appear in his military records), to parents Dr. Daniel Miner Gordon and Eliza Simona Gordon (née MacLennan).

An engineer prior to the war, Gordon attested at Valcartier Camp in Québec on September 29, 1914, with the Canadian Army Service Corps (C.A.S.C.), and sailed to England as part of the First Contingent in October of 1914, aboard the S.S. Franconia. Following time spent at the front in Belgium and France with the C.A.S.C., Gordon returned to Canada, where the 4th Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park, C.A.S.C., was organized under his command, at Toronto, in April of 1916. They proceeded to England the following month, and later that August to France, with Gordon commanding what eventually became the 4th Canadian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company, formed in April of 1918 through the amalgamation of of No. 4 Canadian Divisional Supply Column and No. 4 Canadian Divisional Ammunition Sub-Park. Gordon survived the war, and demobilized in June of 1919.

Content notes:
The single letter in the collection was written by Gordon to his father on April 27, 1915, following the 2nd Battle of Ypres. Also included is a hand-written Nominal Roll of other ranks of the 4th Div., M.T. Co., C.A.S.C., from January of 1919.
Collection materials were donated together with those of Gordon’s brother, Major (Chaplain) Alexander MacLennan Gordon, DSO, MC, who served during the war with the Canadian Chaplain Service.
Spelling variants of both “Huntley” and “Huntly” appear in Gordon’s service file, and in his Library and Archives Canada record. However Gordon himself signs his Attestation Paper as “Huntly,” and this is the spelling used by his brother Alexander in his correspondence; as such it is the spelling used here.

External links:
Major George Huntly Gordon’s service record (Serv/Reg# unassigned) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Major Alexander MacLennan Gordon’s service record (Serv/Reg# not assigned) at Library and Archives Canada.

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