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The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon   By: (1856-1929)

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The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon By

Brig. General J. M. Gordon, C.B.

With Eleven Half tone Illustrations

Cassell and Company, Limited, London New York, Toronto and Melbourne 1921

[Illustration: Photo: Lafayette, Ltd., Glasgow. ]

CONTENTS

PAGE

By Way of Introduction 1

Genealogical Table 7

Part I

CHAPTER

1. My Scots Spanish Origin 11

2. My Schooling 20

3. A Frontier Incident 30

4. First War Experience 35

5. My Meetings with King Alfonso 42

6. With Don Carlos Again 46

7. My First Engagement 53

8. Soldiering in Ireland 62

9. Unruly Times in Ireland 71

10. Sport in Ireland 77

11. A Voyage to New Zealand 87

12. A Maori Meeting 98

13. An Offer from the Governor of Tasmania 104

14. I Become a Newspaper Proprietor 109

15. A Merchant, then an Actor 120

16. As Policeman in Adelaide 132

Military Appointments and Promotions 147

Part II

1. Soldiering in South Australia 151

2. Polo, Hunting and Steeplechasing 162

3. The Russian Scare and its Results 175

4. The Soudan Contingent 185

5. A Time of Retrenchment 192

6. My Vision Fulfilled 200

7. The Great Strikes 209

8. The Introduction of "Universal Service," and Two Voyages Home 215

9. Military Adviser to the Australian Colonies in London 224

10. Off to the South African War 232

11. With Lord Roberts in South Africa 238

12. In Command of a Mounted Column 244

13. Some South African Reminiscences 252

Part III

1. Organizing the Commonwealth of Australia 263

2. Commandant of Victoria 273

3. Commandant of New South Wales 281

4. Lord Kitchener's Visit to Australia 290

5. The American Naval Visit 302

6. Chief of the General Staff 308

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

BRIGADIER GENERAL J. M. GORDON, C.B. Frontispiece WARDHOUSE, ABERDEENSHIRE 10 KILDRUMMY CASTLE, ABERDEENSHIRE 10 ALFONSO XII. 34 THE PRINCE IMPERIAL 34 DON CARLOS 50 "TURF TISSUE," FACSIMILE OF FIRST PAGE 84 OPENING OF THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENT, 1901 120 LORD HOPETOUN 150 VISCOUNT KITCHENER 220 THE COMMONWEALTH MILITARY BOARD, 1914 254

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

By J. M. BULLOCH

José Maria Jacobo Rafael Ramon Francisco Gabriel del Corazon de Jesus Gordon y Prendergast to give the writer of this book the full name with which he was christened in Jeréz de la Frontera on March 19, 1856 belongs to an interesting, but unusual, type of the Scot abroad... Continue reading book >>




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