From Declan Edgars page. Grmma Decky.
Óglach Tony Gormley Age 24
17th September 1962 – 8th May 1987
Tony Gormley was the first of the four Volunteers from Galbally, who died at Loughgall to be buried. He is interred in St. Patrick’s, Aughnagar, Galbally, a mile from the family home.
The second eldest of six children, Tony was a happy go lucky young man but like his friends, Declan and Seamus, he suffered repeated harassment, and was arrested on numerous occasions and questioned in Gough Barracks, Armagh.
Tony was always a hard worker and he earned a reputation as a reliable and considerate employer. He was an engineering sub-contractor and had 12 men working for him. He was a forward thinker and good strategist. This was evident in the manner in which he would plan every operation meticulously, with attention to all foreseeable eventualities. Always putting himself to the fore, Tony is remembered as highly reliable and dedicated.
The friendship between Tony, Seamus, Eugene and Declan is also remembered. The craic and general “messing” that went on between them reminds us of how young they were and of how much we miss them.
At the time of his death Tony was a highly respected member of the East Tyrone Brigade. He died with his friends at Loughgall on 8th May 1987. They are often thought of and are always missed.
With many thanks to: Chaírde ar an Arm Náisiúnta Fuascailte na hÉireann.