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Patrick GORMAN

Regimental number5594
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPerth PO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edmund Gorman, Garrydooles, Co Limerick, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 April 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records40
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Margaret GORMAN, Garrydoolis, Pallasgrean, Co Limerick, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 20 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916. Admitted to Segregation Camp, Etaples, 9 January 1917; proceeded to join unit, 25 February 1917; taken on strength, 28th Bn, in the field, 28 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh and leg), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 4 May 1917, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 May 1917. Transferred to England, 19 May 1917, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 20 May 1917. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth (date not recorded); marched in to AIF Headquarters, London, 23 June 1917; to No 4 Command Depot, 9 July 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 20 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 October 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 9 March 1918 (shell wounds, back and head), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 9 March 1918.

Buried Chateau Rosenberg Military Cemetery Extension, 1.5 miles SSW of Messines, Belgium.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death40
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Rosenberg Plateau Plots) (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 37), Ploegsteert, Belgium
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORMAN Patrick

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