|Place of birth||Kilcommon, Ireland|
|Address||Rosewood via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, David Gorman, Kilcommon, Tipperary, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916.
Found guilty, at sea, 10 October 1916, of disobeying an order of a Commanding Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.
Found guilty, Hurdcott, 2 December 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 28 November to 7:00 am, 30 November 1916: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 8 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 22 December 1916; marched out to unit, 6 December 1917; taken on strength of 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 15 June 1917 (PUO); to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 June 1917; to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 July 1917; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 10 July 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 17 July 1917.
Marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 18 July 1917; marched out to unit, 31 July 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 1 August 1917.
Found guilty, 5 September 1917, of disobedience: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action, 28 September 1917; admitted to 37th Field Ambulance and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1917 (shrapnel wound to hand); to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 30 September 1917; to England, 5 October 1917; admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, England, 5 October 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 October 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 16 October to 30 October 1917.
Failed to report to Base and declared absent without leave, 30 October 1917; declared illegal absentee, 22 November 1917.
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 1 April 1920 in consequence of desertion: forfeited pay, 30 October to 1 April 1920.Medals: none (not eligible for War Medals)
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GORMAN James|