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
"REST IN PEACE"