CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Gordon Muriel Flowerdew
Died: March 31, 1918

Regimental Number:
2505
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Militia
Battalion:
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Company:
C Squadron
Place of Birth:
Billingford, Norfolk
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Flowerdew (mother), Billingford, Norfolk, England
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 2, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Rancher
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Gunshot Wound Thigh. {Died} at No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station. (Battle of Moreuil Wood, March 30, 1918)
Date of Death:
March 31, 1918
Age at Death:
33
Buried at:
Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, France
Plot:
I. H. 1.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 3158-21
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

 

Wikipedia

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Militia Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) C Squadron
Lance Corporal Canadian Militia Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) B Squadron

Son of Arthur J.B. and Hannah Flowerdew of Billingford Hall, Scole, Norfolk.

It appears he died of his wounds the day after he sustained them during his charge during the Battle of Moreuil Wood . This is the action for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. It has become known as "The Last Great Cavalry Charge." His subordinate, Lieutenant (later Brigadier General) Frederick Harvey was also awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour during this action.

Awards and Decorations
Victoria Cross