TARBAT WAR MEMORIAL
DOUGLAS MALCOLM GORDON
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 5TH BATTALION
DATE OF DEATH 6TH APRIL 1943
Gordon left Glenalmond School and was set to go to Assam to become a tea
planter, his passport already stated his occupation as a tea planter on it, but
Douglas enlisted as a private but was then commissioned as an officer in the 5TH Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders.
Seaforths found themselves in North Africa
with 51 Highland Division fighting
Erwin Rommell 's Afrika Korp and
were involved from their arrival in Egypt
in August 1942 in the attempt to drive the Afrika Korp out of North Africa.
Seaforths advance on the Heights started at 3.30am on the 6TH
April 1943 with 'C'
Company on the forward left, the advance would go for 2000 yards before the
It was the last major battle of the North African campaign.
Gordon was killed early in the morning leading 'C' Company forward and
Gordon was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Paterson Gordon of Bindal,
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