Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay
Maroc British Cemetery is located in the village of Grenay, which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Béthune.
The cemetery was begun by French troops in August 1915, but it was first used as a Commonwealth cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January 1916. During the greater part of the war it was a front-line cemetery used by fighting units and field ambulances, and protected from German observation by a slight rise in the ground. Plot II was begun in April 1917 by the 46th (North Midland) Division and by the middle of October 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled. The remainder of Plot III, and the ends of certain rows in Plot I, contain graves brought in after the Armistice from the battlefields and small cemeteries (including Maroc Churchyard), north and east of Grenay.
Maroc British Cemetery now contains 1,379 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War, including the grave of Alfred James Ormerod (Grave Ref. III. D. 15.), of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, who died on 22 August 1915.
|15203 PRIVATE / ALFRED JAMES ORMEROD / K.O. SCOTTISH BORDERERS / 22ND AUGUST 1915. AGE 21 / REST IN PEACE|