Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sir John Gorman, 1923-2014

I am saddened to learn of the death of Sir John Gorman.

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.

6 comments :

Northern Scrivener said...

His autobiography, "The Times of My Life," is well worth a read.

Gavin Bamford said...

Would the MC not have been more important that the foreign award?

Anonymous said...

First met John when I was very small and he joined the RUC in Ballymoney, not long after the war. I believe his father was head of the old RIC when it was disbanded. Was always very fond of him.

George Vance said...

Remembered fondly at Rockport School in Assembly on Monday - his passing timely on the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings.

George Vance said...

Remembered as an Old Rockportian at Rockport School in a special Assembly on Monday. His passing though sad is timely on the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings...

George Vance said...

Remembered fondly in School as an Old Rockportian in Assembly on Monday. His passing though sad a timely one on the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy campaign