Alexander Attwood Gordon

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Alexander Attwood Gordon (22 March, 1870 – 14 April, 1904) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope.

Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1892.

Gordon retired unfit due to neurasthenia on 30 August, 1902.

Gordon died of cirrhosis of the liver due to excessive use of spirits in 1904, though he had never been reported for having an issue with drink.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Daring
1 Feb, 1897[1] – 24 Mar, 1898
Succeeded by
Randal M. Lambert
Preceded by
Henry D. Wilkin
Captain of H.M.S. Sparrow
15 Nov, 1900[2] – Apr, 1901
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 217.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 303.