Also Served: William Gorman -
North Court, High Street, Prescot
Sgt 241171, 5th Bn., South Lancashire Regiment
William Gorman, born in Prescot 1886, was the husband of Elizabeth Gorman, nee Case
Later served as Sgt 204959, 2nd Bn, Devonshire Regiment
The regimental history of the 5th Battalion records that they were located around Ypres at the time of the armistice in November 1918, then on 5th December they were informed that Sergeant Gorman had been awarded the Military medal for “consistent gallantry while patrolling under fire”.
On 22nd February 1919, the London Gazette recorded the award of the Military Medal to “Sergeant Gorman (Prescot)”, then serving with the South Lancashire Regiment.
The London Times of Monday 7th April 1919 recorded the award of the Order of Leopold II with Palm, Order of the Chevalier, to Sergeant Gorman, noting him serving with the Devonshire Regiment.
His Medal Index Card, which lists his service with both regiments, shows his entitlement to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.