1/4th Battalion (TF) Gordon Highlanders

This site is intended as a gathering place for information, images and research concerning the 1/4th Battalion (TF) The Gordon Highlanders, during the Great War of 1914-18. This is very much a work in progress, in fact it is unlikely that it will ever be "comlpete". In addition to being a source of information, the site is intended as a tribute to the men of the battalion who served with such distinction in the Great War.

I am adding information to the site frequently, if not regularly. I have just (Dec 2008) returned from a research trip gathering information which I hope to include in the New Year. As well as working on a narrative history of the battalion, I am compiling a casualty database, correcting my transcription of the Battalion war diary and collating a number of secondary sources. Future plans include an attempt to link casualties with particular actions (begun in a limited way with the study of the Second Battle of Bellewaarde) and locations which might be of special interest to individuals seeking more information of relatives. In addition, these will be linked to a chronology of the Battalion's activities and such biographical data as may be discoverable.

A new gallery of photographs is being added under the biographical details tab.

If you are seeking information on a relative I would be more than happy to search through my database, much of which cannot be made easily available here. Please drop me a note through the link below. You might also have a look at the guide to research under the sources and data tab above.

For more information or with any questions please do not hesitate to contact me: Christopher McDonald


Information and images contained on this site are, to the best knowledge of the author free of copyright. There appropriate citation is used to note secondary sources. If you suspect copyright infringement, please contact the author immediately and the offending section will be removed while the issue is investigated.

Many of the images on the site are in the possession of the author. Information and images contained on this site may be freely used for education, research and not for profit purposes. Please acknowledge 4thGordons.com as your source. Corrections, additional information or pictures for inclusion are welcomed. Please contact me through the Contacts tab.