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General Gordon Biography

“His whole life was attuned to a lively faith in God. He read his Bible with the fervency and zeal of a covenanter. He went into action with the focused wrath of Ironside. His powers of work were prodigious… Wealth, rank, social distinction, the comforts and pleasures of life counted with him as little, as obscurity, danger or death from the other quarter… His place in history is assured.”

Winston Churchill

“A great man, a Christian and a Soldier, a Gentleman as well as a General had perished in former days.”  

Winston Churchill on the Field of Omdurman

For a detailed account of the life and work of Major-General Charles George Gordon, for whom Gordon’s School remains the National Memorial, please click here.