Service No: 150090
Interred in Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle
Remembered on family memorial in Bangor Cemetery
Born William John Robinson Gorman on 23rd December 1892, he was the son of Thomas Balmer Gorman, a Druggist (chemist) and his wife Margaret (nee McDowell). The family were living in Ballyholme but later moved to Bridge Street in Bangor.
His mother died in 1899 when William was only seven and was interred in Bangor Churchyard. His father later remarried in 1907.
He was educated in Bangor Grammar School and on leaving in 1907 took up a position as a Chemists Assistant in his father's shop.
He moved to Canada and was working as a salesman and enlisted in Winnpeg on the 26th July 1915.
In September 1915, he left Montreal on the ss Corsican arriving in England in early November where he joined the 11th Batt. He was raised to Lance Corporal on 30th November 1915.
On 24th March 1916 he left for France, reverting to the rank of Private at his own request, arriving on teh 26th March were he joined the 8th Battalion, 4th Canadians.
On 7th February 1917 he was accidentally killed but no details as to the circumstances have been found.
On 22nd February 1917, a memorial service was held in Hamilton Road Presbyterain Church were the minister, Rev. W. A. Hill, stated that he was the fourth member of that congregation who has made the supreme sacrifice.