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Edward Allan Gorman

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Gorman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    31 October 1920 Public - Ashleigh - Other relative - 18 August 2018 - Family oral history
  • Place of birth
    Kensington, England Public - Ashleigh - Other relative - 18 August 2018 - Birth record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Seaman AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Circumstances of death: SS British General was en route from Swansea, South Wales to Aruba in ballast (i.e. empty, not carrying any cargo). The ship was sailing independently having departed from Convoy OA 222 when it was attacked by U37 (Oehrn- submarine commander) in the Atlantic 550 miles West of Valentia Island in position 51.42N - 24 03W and again torpedoed by U37 on 7 October 1940 and sank in position 51.42N - 24.50W. The Master, Captain Frank Armstrong, and crew of 44 were all lost. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1940 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    North Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 August 2018AshleighWinton, New ZealandOther relative

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