Born, William Augustus O’Gorman in Limerick, Ireland he
was related by marriage to Augustus Siebe . Son of a sea captain he came to
England and formed the partnership with Henry Siebe in 1868 and two years later
became a founder member of the Siebe & Gorman Company. William Gorman had a
daughter and a son, Augustus Gorman his son worked in the company for a short
period. Of the two partners Gorman was more commercially inclined than his
partner Henry Siebe.
William Augustus Gorman died in 1904 at the age of 70.