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John O'Gorman

 

Leading Seaman, 26579-E, RCN

 

Died: 14 Feb 1964, Singapore

 

On February 11th, while ashore in Singapore, LS John O'Gorman slipped and fell into an open street drain. He had a slight headache the next morning but otherwise seemed to be all right. No feeling so well after lunch, he went to his bunk as it was a "make and mend routine." Getting up later in the afternoon, he fell and struck his head, lapsing almost right away into unconsciousness.  In spite of two operations at the Military Hospital, to which he had been taken right away, he passed away early Friday morning, 14th February. The funeral was conducted by Father A. Desrochers, Roman Catholic Chaplain with the 2nd Canadian Escort Squadron. Leading Seaman O'Gorman was buried with full Naval honours in the Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore on Saturday 15th February 1964. (Source: HMCS ST LAURENT's 1964 cruise book)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ST LAURENT

 

 

LS O'Gorman's headstone in the Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore

Source: Find-A-Grave website

 

Webmaster's note: LS O'Gorman served in the RCN - though the headstone reads RN. According to the ST LAURENT's cruise book, LS O'Gorman died on 14 Feb 1964 and was buried on 15 Feb 1964.

 


 

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