- Thomas James Gorin was a son of Edward C. and
Margaret Gorin, of Bermondsey, London. He was born on 27 July 1923. He
had two brothers, one older born in 1913 and one younger born in 1932.
He also had two sisters, 1919 and 1930. His father was a dock
- After leaving school Gorin worked as a general
labourer until he joined the Army.
- At the time of his enlistment in the
Territorial Army he was living at 65 Millpond Estate, West Lane, SE16
Bermondsey, London. He joined the Territorial Army at Dulwich on 5
August 194. After basic training he was transferred to the Royal
Artillery on 16 september 1942. He was posted to the Gloucester Regiment
on 20 December 1943 and on 10 July 1944 he joined the 5/7th Battalion
- Gorin was killed in action in Boskant, Sint
Oedenrode, and was given a field burial near some farms at the
Hongerstraat. He was later reburied in the garden of the Roman Catholic
priest, next to the church in Sint Oedenrode. He was reburied in the
Uden War Cemetery on 6 June 1946.
- The War Diary of the 5/7th Battalion mentions
some 'harassing shoots' on 4 october 1944. Some artillery grenades came
down near Battalion Headquarters in the evening, resulting in '1 other
rank was killed and 1 wounded but remained at duty.'