Tuesday, 27 May 2014
SIR JOHN REGINALD GORMAN CVO CBE MC DL was born at Mullaghmore House, near Omagh, County Tyrone.
He was educated at Rockport preparatory school and Portora Royal School.
Sir John served with distinction as an officer in the Irish Guards and, indeed, often wore his regimental tie.
He was a Deputy Lieutenant for County Down and received the honour of Knighthood in 1998.
In 2007, Sir John was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his actions during the 2nd World War.
Sir John also served public office as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly and sometime Deputy Speaker.