The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Gordon, General William

Gorden, General William, C.I.E. (1878); b. 1824; s. of late Adam Gordon of Cairnfield; educ: Addiscombe College; joined Army, 1841; arrived in India, same year; joined 49th Bengal N.I. 1842; was present at siege of Mooltan, 1848-49; was Ensign throughout the Mutiny as Brigade-Major (medal); District Inspector of Musketry, 1860-62; Chief Inspector of Musketry, Army Headquarters, 1862-63; re-appointed, 1868 and 1873; Brig-Gen. 1878; commanded Rawalpindi, Gwalior, and Peshawar districts; Maj-Gen, 1882; retired, 1883. Address: 9, Tavistock Road, Croydon, Surrey.