We Will Remember Them


With regret, we wish to inform our members of the passing of John Gorman. Who died on the 27th December 2013. R.I.P.
John was a dedicated Legion member and served on the committee for many years. He was also the Branch Standard Bearer who lead many a parade with pride and dignity and was the Standard Bearer to carry the Standard for the last parade to The War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, after the Branch Annual Remembrance Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough St in 1971.

John was a pre-war soldier who enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps in 1937 at the age of 15. He was a well traveled soldier who seen srevice in Europe, North Africa, Palestine and Burma.During the war he was attached to the 1st Bn Irish Guards and served with the Battalion throughout the North Africa Campaign. He was very proud of his servive whilst attached to the Regiment and formed many a long and lasting relationship with members of the Regiment during and after the war. Many a story he told of the discipline and the bravery of Irish Guardsmen and in particular of the battle on Point 212 when Cpl Kenneally won his Victoria Cross. John was there, in the thick of it keeping the ammo supplied to the lads.

In life, John was well respected. A loving family man, a generous man and a very fine gentleman, as known by all. To his family we extend our sincere condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

                                             FAREWELL OLD SOLDER
                                             MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

                                                  "REST IN PEACE"


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Noel Cullen | Reply 03.03.2017 00.41

Thank you Michael. noelc391@gmail.com

Michael O'Donnuartaigh | Reply 02.03.2017 23.49

Thank you---words cannot express the respect I have for people like you and your 'oppos'.

From an ex 'Bootneck'.

ron flynn | Reply 02.06.2014 01.03

RIP john

Marion Cooling Nee Gorman | Reply 16.02.2014 17.16

Go raibh maith agat as a bheith ar mo dhaid, grá agat i gcónaí, chailleann tú go deo. Do iníon grámhara Marion.

Tony Farrell | Reply 23.01.2014 22.14

I am proud to have known John, he was a gentleman, and everybody thought very highly of him. May he rest in peace.
Tony Farrell.

John j. Gorman | Reply 23.01.2014 17.06

On behalf of the Gorman family I would like to thank Noel Cullen for bringing the sad news of my Fathers death to fellow Legion members .Johnj Gorman

Bob Byrne | Reply 13.01.2014 20.24

Rest in Peace John We will Remember

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04.07 | 15:05

Hi Ray I don't think there is any,the best place to inquire would be here rsvp.roi@britishlegion.org.uk

04.07 | 13:03

Will there be any provision for the extreme heat forecast for Saturday at Islandbridge ceremony?
Keen to attend but not able for Sun beating down!
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Hi Eddie you can try contact R.B.L main office, Suite 313 The Capel Building Mary's Abbey Dublin 7 018747435.Help line UK +44 (0)20 3376 80.Hope this helps

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