D-Day Veteran Will Receive Hero’s Funeral in Newcastle

D-Day Veteran Will Receive Hero’s Funeral in Newcastle
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GORDON HORNSBY, D-Day Veteran will receive a true hero’s funeral. Gordon died in November aged 97 and will be remembered by war veterans and friends alike.

Gordon, born in Scotswood in Newcastle, died peacefully last month at the Rosemount Care Home in Whitley Bay. During the Normandy landings he drove an ambulance for the Royal Army Service Corps and on D-Day spent time ensuring that the troops water supplies had not been poisoned.

He was a celebrated hero with multiple medals, and in 2009 he received a letter from the Queen giving him total freedom to wear the l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur medal, that had been presented to him by the French President.


Julie Bell, from the Rosemount Care Home, said, “I sat with Gordon a lot and heard a lot of his stories. We would sit and chat and he loved nothing more than talking about the war.

“He often got really emotional talking about it. I feel really fortunate to have spent time with him and hear his stories.

“He was just amazing and it seems right that he should have a fitting funeral.”

The funeral will be held at Tynemouth Crematorium on December 8.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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