"Lt.Colonel Gordon served with the 21st Fusiliers in the Zulu war of 1879, and was present at the engagement at Ulundi. Was Orderly Officer to Colonel CoUingwood whilst in command of the 2nd Brigade 2nd Division. Served iifterwards with Russell's Column attached to the Native Cavalry, and subsequently with the 21st Fusiliers in the operations against Sekukuni, including the storming of the stronghold (twice slightly wounded. Medal with Clasp). ' Major Serjeant served throughout the Bechuanaland Expedition in 1884-85 under Sir Charles Warren with the Mounted Rifles and the Pioneer Regiment."