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Lt Geoffrey Charles Herbert Dorman.

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timhog

Hi to one and all.

All we have on this man is; Royal Engineers, pilot U/T RAeC cert 1300 on 2-6-1915.

He is not in "The Sky" or Communiques, and I can only find him the LG of 24-11-1914.

Is there anything more on him out there please?

Tim.

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mhifle

There is a G C H Dorman listed twice on the Nov 1916 Army List.

Regards Mark

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Guest mruk

Hi Tim,

It's not your man, but I'm hoping this will help in some way:

Dorman--Killed in action on the 13th Nov., LIEUT ANTHONY GODFREY DORMAN, M.C., East Yorks Regt., fourth son of the late John Joseph Dorman, of Eastbourne, and of Mrs. Dorman, Brooklands, Horeham Road, Sussex, age 30. [The Times, Friday, December 1, 1916. p. 1. Issue 41339]

ARTHUR GILBERT DECIMUS DORMAN is also reported killed in the same edition. He was the seventh son of the John Joseph and Mrs Dorman, and died serving with the Royal Fusiliers. I've not checked with CWGC, but it looks like two brothers killed on same day.

Cheers,

Dave

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timhog

Mark/Dave.

Thank you both for that.

Dave, if your two are family then Eastbourne is my part of the world and there must be a story there.

Tim.

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Guest mruk

Cheers Tim,

It's possible. I was thinking Geoffrey Charles Herbert was one of the seven sons.

Kind Regards,

Dave

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Tim

Birth Reg Sep Qtr 1894 Lewisham

Born Sydenham the son of Charles Herbert Dorman and Constance Margaret Dorman (nee Gaitskell)

He was a solicitors articled clerk articled to his father C H Dorman of 28, Essex Street, WC

Per Record of Service of Solicitors and Articled Clerks he served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers promoted Lieutenant July 1917

Regards

Pam

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timhog

Hi Mark/Pam.

Thank you both one more time.

Tim.

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timhog

Dave.

From the message posted by Pam it looks like a new family.

Tim.

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Guest mruk

Cheer Tim,

It certainly seems to be looking that way.

Kind Regards,

Dave

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Sheryl Green

I volunteer at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. The airfield only came into being when a certain Lt Geoffrey Dorman of the RFC did an emergency landing in a field there and recommended it as a suitable airbase to the MOD.  Interestingly enough, a search on the Royal Flying Corps list shows five Dormans including a Geoffrey Charles Herbert Dorman.

 

Is this relevant and of interest to your enquiries? Sheryl Green

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nieuport11

His movement card for France is here:

https://www.casualtyforms.org/form/5774

 

 and his military record here:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8255085

which you can view online

 

He was a Balloon Officer, but also served with 18Sq and 28Sq

Originally embarking with 1 Kite Balloon Section and trained in UK with 1RAS and 3RAS

 

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topgun1918

As per various editions of ‘Flight’:

 

Aviators' Certificates.

THE following Aviators' Certificates have been granted:—

1300 2nd Lieut. Geoffrey Charles Herbert Dorman, R.E. (Maurice Farman Biplane, Military School, Shoreham). June 2nd, 1915

 

Aeronauts' Certificates.

The granting of the following Aeronauts' Certificates was confirmed:—

44 2nd Lieut. Geoffrey Charles Herbert Dorman. Sept. 22nd, 1915.

 

Balloon Officers.—Sept. 5th, 1915: Temporary Second Lieut. G. C. H. Dorman, R.E.

 

Temporary Second Lieutenants to be Temporary Lieutenants whilst employed with the R.F.C.; April 1st, 1916: G. C. H. Dorman

 

Flying Officers.-

Dec. 15th [1916]: Temp. 2nd Lieut. (Temp. Lieut.) G. C. H. Dorman, RE., from a Balloon Officer

 

Graeme

 

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