Site Index

Sponsored by
insert sponsor's banner here.

We are currently seeking a sponsor for this website as it follows the progress of the excavations on the battlefield, with contributions from established historians and well known experts, as the team attempt to match the historical evidence and family history to the archaeology on the ground.

Please contact us for more details.

If you enjoy this website please consider making a donation towards the costs of the project.

Timothy Gorman

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.

Margaret Gorman

If you know of anyone who served with this unit at the Battle of Messines, please complete the form below so that they can be remembered.

Required fields are marked *


Surname:             * Of the veteran..
First Name:         
Middle Name(s):
Nick Name:       
Galantry Awards: DSO, MID etc.
Service Number:
Service:               * British Army/AIF/NZ/RFC/Civilian. etc.
Unit:                     Regiment/Squadron etc.
Sub unit:              Battalion/Section/Flight/etc.
Home:                 prewar address/town/village
Date of Death,     if during the war.

Please tell us about your relative:

name of submitter:* Your name.
email:                   @
Please type in the code shown here: CAPTCHA Image   If you are unable to read the code please click here.

If you have any photographs please scan or digitally photograph your orginials and send a copy by email attachment.

NB. All entries are checked manually before appearing online to prevent spam and inappropriate content. There will be a delay before your submission appears on the website.

Website and All Material © Copyright MMIX
- All Rights Reserved

The Plugstreet Archaeological Project

Website and Multimedia by Middleton House Productions