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British Army Durham Light Infantry 12th Btn.
from:14 Ann St. Bill Quay, Felling
My Grandad, Tommy Gorman, was a sinker at a colliery and served with the 12th Durham Light Infantry. I believe he came from Ireland. I found the details above on my father's birth certificate that I obtained from Gateshead Births Marriages and Deaths.
There was also an article from a Hebburn paper about the death of a Thomas Gorman who after a night of drinking got caught in barbed wire on the way home and died of exposure on the 26th february 1909 that could have been my grandad's brother or other relative.
If anyone could share information to help me that would be great. I live in Australia but am visiting friends at the moment. My family all lived in Hebburn before going to London before the 2nd World War. My gran was Annie and she had 10 children two of which died young they were Tommy and Alice.
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