Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
The Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery is in the district of Charlottenburg, 8 kilometres west of the city centre, on the south side of the Heerstrasse.
The site of the Cemetery was selected by the British Occupation Authorities and Commission officials jointly in 1945, soon after hostilities ceased. Graves were brought to the Cemetery from the Berlin area and from eastern Germany. The great majority of those buried here, approximately 80 per cent of the total, were airmen who were lost in the air raids over Berlin and the towns in eastern Germany. The remainder were men who died as prisoners of war, some of them in the forced march into Germany from camps in Poland, in front of the advancing Russians.
The Cemetery contains the grave of George Ellis Ormerod (Grave Ref. 11. G. 18.), who served with the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and died on 7 September 1944.
|6844566 CORPORAL / G. E. ORMEROD / THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS / 7TH SEPTEMBER 1944. AGE 31|