John Gormley

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10513
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 15.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 157 Brook Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Ann Gormley, 157 Brook St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Gormley, 157 Brook St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Gormley

John has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial.

John Gormley   10513   Royal Scots Fusiliers


Mr John Gormley, who resides at 157½ Brook Street, Dundee, yesterday morning received official intimation that his son, Private John Gormley, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been killed in action.

The message stated that he was killed in action at Vailly on 15th September.

The circumstances attending Private Gormley’s death are pathetic, as in his last letter to his mother he wrote :__ “Cheer up! Just a line to let you know I am not killed yet, mother.

Private Gormley, who was the oldest of a family of five, joined his regiment only about three years ago.  He was 22 years of age.

Lord Kitchener sent the following message to Mrs Gormley :___”The King commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of His Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow.

                                                                 ( Signed)  “KITCHENER.”

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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