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Regimental number4595
Date of birth27 March 1878
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address25 Foucart Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 11.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Gorman, Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'At MONTBREHAIN, east of PERONNE, on the 5th October, 1918, this N.C.O. displayed great coolness, initiative and bravery during the advance. On the Platoon Sergeant becoming a casualty, GORMAN took charge of the Platoon and led them forward to their objective. On arrival there he patrolled No Man's Land under heavy machine gun fire, and, having obtained information of importance, established a forward post of great tactical strength. In an encounter with the enemy he took ten of them prisoners and, later, by his skilful direction of the fire of his men, dispersed the enemy time and again as they attempted to reform for counter attack. By his capable organization the men of his post were enabled to successfully route the enemy when they attempted to counter attack and to inflict heavy casualties on them as they withdrew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 10 September 1916; joined 21st Bn, Belgium, 28 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, buttocks); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 5 May 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 May 1917; transferred to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 11 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 8 August 1917.

On leave to England, 22 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 5 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right ankle), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 10 October 1917; transferred to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston; discharged on furlough, 13 December 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 27 December 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 1 May 1918.

Awarded Military Medal, 31 July 1918.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 29 July 1918.

To Rest Camp, 17 August 1918; rejoined Bn, 26 August 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 30 August 1918.

Transferred to 24th Bn, 13 October 1918.

On leave to England, 20 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 7 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Rio Negro', 29 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 8 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORMAN Daniel

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