Other: Brother-in-law of Archibald and Daniel
HENRY GORMAN was born 1883 in Sorn, Ayrshire, and died 28 Feb 1942 at Leggat House,
Catrine (aged 58, bleachworker, married).
On 5 Jan 1906 he married Jessie Stalker, daughter of Gilbert Stalker
and Hannah Wilson, of Railway Buildings, Fairlie (he was a signalman, aged 22,
of Kilwinning). The Ardrossan and
Saltcoats Herald Intimation database shows a son, John Gorman, died 11 Sep
1908, and a daughter, Jessie Stalker Gorman died 4 Nov 1914, aged 5 months.
In the 1901 Census, aged 18, he is a Private in the Royal Scots
Fusiliers at Maryhill Barracks
SERVICE RECORD He enlisted on 11 Sep 1900 (aged
18, occ. miner).
He served in South Africa from 4 Jan 1902 to 16 Feb 1903 (received South Africa medal with 2 clasps, Transvaal 1902). He re-enlisted in Aug 1914 and was posted to France 14 Aug 1914. He was reported wounded and missing on 23 Aug
1914; reported prisoner of war 14 Oct 1914; reported POW in Doeberitz, Germany
20 Nov 1914; transferred to Switzerland as POW 27 Dec 1917; and was repatriated and arrived in London for
hospital on 7 Dec 1918.
Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-
17 October 1914 Private H. Gorman, late signalman at Fairlie and son-in-law of Mr. G.
Stalker, who was reported wounded and missing in August, has written informing his
wife he is a prisoner of war in Germany and going on well.
24 July 1915 In The Fighting Line; Casualties: . . . . . . . The Stalker family have been pretty badly
hit by the war. A son-in-law, Pte. H.
Gorman, R.S.F., was badly wounded and taken prisoner early in September; and a
son, Pte. Archd. Stalker, is at present lying wounded in hospital at Malta.