|Full name||James Parrington Gornall|
22 September 1899|
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
|Died||13 November 1983
Lower Froyle, Hampshire, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 9 January 2010
Gornall's final first-class match came in 1924 for the Royal Navy against the Army.
Gornall fought in the Second World War with the Royal Navy. Entering the war with the rank of Commander, Gornall was promoted to Captain in 1941 and placed in command of HMS Orion in 1943. On 14 June 1945 Gornall was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. HMS Orion itself received 13 battle honours, a record only exceeded by one other ship, and matched by two others. Gornall retired from the Royal Navy in 1951.