(Service number 22/73)
|First Rank||Nurse||Last Rank||Staff Nurse|
|Date||10 May 1881||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. GORMAN (father), Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Army Nursing Service|
|Date||21 May 1915|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Sydney, Australia|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Army Nursing Service|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||23 October 1915||Age||34 yrs|
|Place of Death||Lost at sea, HT Marquette, Aegean Sea|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Mikra Memorial, Greece|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate War Memorial (Nurse Gorman); Memorial plaque at Waimate Hospital?; Nurses Memorial in the Christchurch Cathedral ('Marquette'); St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Daughter of John & Catherine GORMAN, of Arno, Kapua, Waimate, Timaru. One of the ten NZ nurses who died when the Marquette was torpedoed and sank in October 1915. Trained at Waimate Hospital, then was a sister in the Wellington Public Hospital. Strong swimmer who jumped into the sea to save her non-swimmer friend, Catherine FOX; both were not seen again.
Cenotaph Database [09 January 2014]; CWGC [09 January 2014]; Timaru Herald, 4 & 5 November 1915, Ashburton Guardian, 3 November 1915, New Zealand Herald, 4 November 1915, Evening Post, 19 November 1915 (Papers Past) [10 January 2014]; www.roosweb.ancestry.com/~nzlscant/marquette [9 January 2014]; Nurses Memorial in Christchurch Cathedral (rootsweb.ancestry.com) [10 January 2014]
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