Dorman, William John
No. 240, 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, transferred to
No. 593769 459th Company, Labour Corps
Died in service on Tuesday 22 October 1918 (aged 32)
Stirling (Mars Wark) Cemetery, Scotland (Grave YZ. 13)
Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends School Lisburn WW1 Research Project)
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database, and in Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914 – 1918, it is recorded that William John Dorman was born in the townland of Ballyeasborough, Ballyhalbert.
William John Dorman was born on 31 January 1886 in Drumbo and he was a son of Carlisle and Alice Dorman (nee Mateer) who were married on 7 October 1885 in Lisburn Registrar’s Office.
Carlisle Dorman was a farmer and the Dorman family lived at Carnbane, Maze. Carlisle and Alice Dorman (nee Mateer) had five children:
William John (born 31 January 1886 in Drumbo)
Emily Jane (born 4 December 1887)
Caroline (born 24 April 1893)
Howard (born 18 November 1897)
David James (born 31 August 1899)
Their mother, Alice Dorman, died on 25 January 1911 (aged 46).
William John Dorman enlisted in Lurgan and he served with the 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in the 36th (Ulster) Division before being transferred to the 459th Company Labour Corps.
Rifleman William John Dorman was 32 when he died on 22 October 1918 and he was buried in Stirling (Mars Wark) Cemetery in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Rifleman William John Dorman is commemorated in Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends School Lisburn WW1 Research Project).