Herbert Frederick Gorman

1893 Jun 6. born Fulham. London

1901 Census with parents at 10 Stanley Gardens, Kensington

1901 census gorman

1911 census, I cannot find him

1910 to 1913 Worked at an Accountants, Marsdon & Son

gorman service record raf

1914 Apr 11. His service record starts, 2/13 London Regt. No 2171in C Coy.

1915 Mar 14. Lands in France

1915 Apr 2. Commissioned in Hants Regt

1916 Sep. Posted to France with 14th Hampshire

1916 Sept 2. Wounded with shrapnel penetrating his chest.

1916 Oct 5. Sent UK for 4 months

1918 Jan 15. Transferred to 1 SMA

1918 Feb 2. Transferred to I & A

1918 Mar 4. Transferred to ASAG

1918 Mar 19. Ex Force as Corps Observer

1918 May 23. Appointed 2nd Lt (Observer) (Resigns Hants commission on appointment to RAF)

1918 May 24 Appointed Lt

1918 Aug 23. Ex Force on appointment as Lt Flying

1918 Sep 29. To 1 S of A

1919 Apr 23 To BEF as Corps Observer

1919 Jul 13. To 12 Squadron

1920 Feb 2. To dispersal, transferred to unemployed list.

1920 Sep 24 Joins ADRIC with service no 625, posted to F Coy

Gorman is Number 7 (that is extreme left) in the Special Gang Photo. Incorrectly dubbed the so called "Cairo Gang" photo comes in fact in two varieties, one with the Getty Image Archives and is credited to a Sean Sexton, and another attributed to the Piaris Beaslai collection at NLI . Beaslai was a cousin of Lily Merin (or Mernin), one of Michael Collins' moles in Dublin Castle, who passed much useful information to Collins. He was also, worryingly from the point of view of spin, IRA Director of Publicity. It could have come from Reynolds who was supplying Collins with information for money. The collection of material held in Dublin, Military Archives (The Bureau of Military History) and contained in a scrapbook compiled by I.R.A.intelligence,1919-21,including intelligence in Collins papers. Labelled by the IRA as "Special Gang F Coy Auxiliaries"

1921 Jan 28 to 11 Feb on Leave

1921 Aug 26 to 9 Sep on Leave

1922 Jan 17 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register at with Dorothy M Gorman. He is a Tobacco Salesman living at 35 Woodberry Avenue , Harrow

1974 Oct/Dec Died Brent