VIDEO: Now he's one of the most famous figures in British military history but Charles Gordon was much more than a soldier. He's best remembered as Gordon of Khartoum who died defending the Empire. But one town here in the South owes him a far greater debt, as Derek Johnson explains.
One of the most famous figures in British military history, Major Charles Gordon (1833 - 1885), has been honoured in the town in Kent where he spent much of his life.
Best remembered as 'Gordon of Khartoum' he moved around frequently, living in Gravesend, Southampton and Chatham.
He was much more than a soldier and become a champion of the poor before he died defending the British Empire overseas. One town in the South owes him a far greater debt than most, as Derek Johnson explains.