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Logan McNally, age 10, came all the way from Australia to Maybole with his family to visit the home of some of his ancestors.  He is shown here with the Maybole branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland at their monthly meeting in the Welltrees Inn. Branch chairman David Hunter presented him with a lapel badge. 1st female from left Elspeth Wotherspoon Loganís Maybole relative, Alex Wotherspoon, Brodie, 9 Loganí sister Dad Terry with baby Ethan, Mum Eleanor David Hunter and Logan. Click on the photo to view full size and read the story of his Maybole ancestors below.  (October 2005)

My name is Logan McNally and I am wanting to find out my family history. I am 10 years old and was born in Australia. My Granddad, William Anderson Gordon, was born of Peter McMahon Burns Gordon about 1939. My Great Granddad Peter Gordon was killed in Sicily in WWII. We do not know who he was serving with at the time or his history in the village. My Great Grandmothers maiden name was Sarah Cooper but they called her Sally. I have followed her ancestry back to James Hunter Cooper (who was a Carter) and his wife Lindsay Sarah Lindsay.

Peter McMahon Burns Gordon was born to William Gordon (Grave Digger) And Margaret Burns. My Granddad has died (1997) and we didn't have chance to see if we have cousins still in this area. We do know that Peter McMahon Burns Gordon was married to Sarah Cooper in the Kings Arms Hotel in Maybole on the 9th of  September 1938 and that she lived in 27 Welltrees Street. If you could shed any light onto any of my requests or if my Great Granddads name is on a monument for serving in WWII I would be grateful. It means a lot to me as I would like my family when I grow up to know my Mums history. My Mum and Dad were both born in the UK and met each other in the Royal Navy. Dad served  in the Falklands War. He transferred from the Royal Navy to the Australian Navy in 1990. He is Scottish and I am proud of my Scottish heritage. Our family are looking at returning to Maybole in October this year (Travel plans permitting). We are also tracing our war serving family in school. Thank you for your help Logan . telmc@optusnet.com.au   (May 2005)

Peter McMahon Burns Gordon in uniform.

We found Peter McMahon Burns Gordon is on the Maybole War Memorial as Gordon, Peter B.

The grave of Peter Burns Gordon was found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website with the following information. -

In Memory of Private PETER BURNS GORDON 2884984, 1st Bn. The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders who died age 28 on 17 July 1943 Son of William Anderson Gordon and Margaret Burns Gordon; husband of Sarah Gordon, of Maybole, Ayrshire. Remembered with honour CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 27

Marriage certificate of Peter McMahon Burns Gordon and Sarah Cooper which took place in the Kings Arms Hotel in Maybole on the 9th of  September 1938. (Click on the image to view it full size)
The minister was the Rev. Alexander Williamson of the West Church


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