Place Of Death Spectacle Island, Parramatta River, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Buried/Location Ashes Pioneers Memorial Park (First Church of England Cemetery), Norton Street, Leichhardt, Balmain, Sydney, Australia
Date Buried/Cremated 20 October 1882
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no. C of E Section
Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented CO HMS Elk, China
Plaque at the Balmain War Memorial, Australia (previously at the Sailors, Soldiers & Airmen Club, Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia)
By The Way…
He had for many years an imposter, who claimed he was the real James Gorman, causing great confusion.
VC Held By
At the Battle of Inkerman, when the Lancaster Battery they were serving, was attacked by a large enemy force, they mounted the parapet. Using their guns and the guns of the wounded, they fended off the attack.