|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Tipperary, Ireland|
|Address||25 Foucart Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||37|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Catherine Gorman, Tipperary, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Bar to Military Medal
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
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
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORMAN Daniel|