Stirling, Gordon Sheffield MC, MiD


War Service:
Captain GORDON SHEFFIELD STIRLING MC, MiD of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders died of wounds on 26 December 1916. At the time of his death he was attached to the King's African Rifles. His death was reported in The Times of 8 January 1917.

The citation for his Military Cross appeared in the London Gazette of 13 February 1917. It reads:// “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and skill when covering the retirement of two companies. On another occasion he seized a commanding position on the enemy's flank, thereby materially assisting in the success of the operation.”//

He is buried in Dar-Es-Salaam war cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Blackheath Proprietary School.

He was 29 years old, the son of Hugh A. and Louise W. Stirling, of Glendalough, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. He was born in Liverpool.

The Times of 8 January 1917.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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