Charles Benedict GORMAN


GORMAN, Charles Benedict

Service Number: 3793
Enlisted: 8 May 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Purnim, Vic., 1895
Home Town: Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria
Schooling: St. Patrick's College Ballarat
Occupation: Commerical Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
V B 40, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toogoolawah Nestle & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3793, 29th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3793, 29th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3793, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
24 Mar 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 3793, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

The sad news of the death of Cpl. C. B. Gorman, caused through gun shot wounds whilst in action in France recently, was received throughout the district in a most sorrowful  manner, and the deepest sympathy is felt for his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. O. Gorman and family, of Noorat, especially in this locality, where the family was well-known and highly respected (writes our Ballangeich correspondent). Mr. O. Gorman was many years ago in charge of the Purnim Catholic school, and later, was secretary of the Ellerslie and  Framlingham Butter Factory, and at, the present time secretary of the Glenormiston Coy.
The death of Cpl. Gorman removes from the district a brave young fellow who in every possible manner was a great credit to his relatives and to Australia. He completed his school
days in St. Patrick's College, Ballarat. His first appointment was as a bank clerk, and before going into camp, he held, with credit, a clerical position at Nestle's Condensory,  Dennington. For some time he held the rank of lieutenant in the Warrnambool camp, and when reaching the age of 21 years decided to go to the front, and on leaving the Geelong camp went direct to France as a non-commissioned officer, and had not been long in the trenches when he fell amongst the Australian heroes, doing his duty as a soldier and a man.
The late Cpl. Gorman was well liked by all who knew him and his sad death Fix this textwas felt very much by his relatives and friends, many of whom attended Requiem Mass on his behalf in the Terang Roman Catholic Church recently.