After his death, Gordonís
popularity grew to the point where thousands would attend his grave
in the Brighton General Cemetery each year. Most children learnt
about him in the school readers up to about the start of the Second
World War. Since then his popularity has waned to the extent now
that most people of a younger age have never heard of Gordon, even
though he has a Tablet and Bust in the Poetís Corner of Westminster
Abbey, unveiled in 1934 by the Duke of York.
Gordon's legacy can be found throughout south-eastern Australia where
he spent the final 16 years of his colourful life.