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Charles George Gordon (1835-1885) who was better known as Gordon of Khartoum, had close family links with St Thomas and visited the city on a regular basis. His death in Khartoum on 26th January 1885, became a Victorian military legend, and many roads were named after him.
The vicar of Heavitree, Prebendary Barnes who was a close friend, paid for a lamp with a stone base inscribed Charles George Gordon 26th January 1885 to be placed at Livery Dole in memoriam.
Gordon's Place, can be found off Fore Street, Heavitree. The cooperage for the Heavitree brewery could be approached from the small street. By the entrance, to the scruffy Heavitree gun and sport shop there has been placed the controversial Voice of Heavitree Arch. The road now leads to a car park.
Petty Officer Stoker, Robert John Herbert, H.M.S. "Recruit.", Royal Navy. 9 August 1917. Age 39. Gordon Place, Heavitree
Gordon Road overlooking Belmont Park.
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