General Gordon's ring made from a coin

Contributed by jane maufe

General  Gordon's ring made from a coin

The ring belonged to my grand-mother who was a cousin of General Gordon of Khartoum ('Chinese Gordon' as he was called) was made from a coin found on his body after he was murdered on the steps of Government House, Khartoum, by the Mahdi's men. My grand-mother was Violet Rawnsley (nee Violet Hilton Cutbill) and the family home was Ruxley, Foot's Cray, Kent.

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