The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Glen Alvan
- Nick Name:
- Lance Corporal
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company HQ
- Place of Birth:
- Zeehan, Tasmania
- Father's Name:
- Thomas Gorman
- Mothers's Name:
- Lilly Gorman
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Truck Driver
- Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 9-13, Age 36.
- Cause of Death:
- Killed in Action. Soldier was killed during an enemy artillery barrage.
- Place of Death:
- Buona Vista at map reference 784112 Grave 9-13, aged 36
- Date of Death:
- Where killed in a common grave
Gorman was killed during an enemy artillery barrage on 16 Feb 1942 at Buona Vista, aged 36 years.
He had enlisted 9 May 1941.
Glen Gorman married Ethel Gwendoline Munting in 1935 in Devonport, Tasmania. She was also born in Tasmania.
It appears they soon after moved to WA as they are recorded in the 1939 Electoral Roll as residing at Grants Patch, near Ora Banda with Kalgoorlie the closest large town. Glen was working as a miner and remained so until he enlisted in May 1941.
We know Grants Patch was quite a close community based town about the time the Gormans resided here.
The name Gorman was included in the local football team – however we are not able to confirm it was Glen.
Published Kalgoorlie Miner, 1945.
The above notice was published in the Burnie Advocate Newspaper in 1945.