Thame Remembers Lieutenant Gordon Halliday Gudgeon
Gordon Gudgeon was born in Hendon, Middlesex in 1916 to parents Henry Halliday Gudgeon, L.D.S. R.C.S., and Daisy Caroline Gudgeon, who lived in Holborn, London.
Gordon attended Lord Williams’s School and was in the OT rugby XV in 1936. In December 1940 Gordon was commissioned into his local regiment, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) which is based in Holborn, Middlesex.
The Fusiliers formed part of the 8th Army, serving in North Africa and on into Italy. Gordon was attached to the East Surrey Regiment and fought at Monte Cassino in May 1944 before he was killed in the tough engagement at Lake Trasime taking the Trasime Line.
He died on 7th June 1944 age 28 and is buried in Rome War Cemetery, Rome, Italy.
He is remembered in Thame on Lord Williams’s School Memorial Board. There is monument to all those of the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment who died in both World Wars at Holborn Bar, High Holborn, London.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Rome War Cemetery, Rome, Italy on 16th October 2014 by Peter Willis