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150090   Private William John R Gorman
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/10/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/12/1892
Died: 07/02/1917 (Died by accident)
Age: 25
William J.R. Gorman was born on 23rd December 1892 in Bangor, County Down, he was the son of Thomas B. Gorman, of 19 Bridge Street, Bangor. William emigrated to Canada where he worked as a Salesman before enlisting with the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry. He died of wounds at is buried in grave 1 B 38 at Fosse No: 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, France. This cemetery was used continuously by Field Ambulance Hospitals between April 1916 and October 1918
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery Ext
  Sains-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 1-B-38
CWGC Casualty 304664
Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of Bethune. Fosse 10 is by an old mine and group of miners houses on the southern outskirts of the village, approximately 10 kilometres west of Lens.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Sandholes Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Sandholes
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 304
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Gorman family 1911 census lists William as age 18 son of a chemist, at house 19 in Bridge Street, Bangor, Down
2 Barry Niblock - North Down & Ards Details of William John Robinson Gorman
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private William Gorman
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private William John R Gorman
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private William John R Gorman's death
6 EE Commemorative Project Photo of family headstone in Bangor, Northern Ireland
7 Photo of Private William John R Gorman's family headstone
8 Lisburn in the Great War Lists Private "Willie" J R Gorman
9 Newsletter - Tyrone U.V.F. Thomas Hegan, Tullyard House
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William John R Gorman's grave can be purchased here
11 William Gorman Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (38 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023