Atherton Cemetery is situated off Leigh Road, Atherton, and the main entrance stands opposite Atherton Cenotaph.
The Cemetery contains 57 Commonwealth War Graves, scattered throughout the cemetery, including the grave of Harold Ormrod, who served during the First World War with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
Memorial inscriptions within the Cemetery also make reference to Doctor Young Ormerod and Willie Ormerod, who both died during the First World War and are buried in the vicinity of Ypres, Belgium.
The Cemetery also includes a memorial to Edward Ormerod, inventor of the Detaching Hook, a safety device for use in mines, which saved the lives of many miners.
1257 GUARDSMAN / H. ORMROD / GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGT / 7TH JULY 1919 AGE 28
(Grave Ref. C.E. 2082)
In loving memory of
/ Alice Ann Ormerod / born April 24th 1865 died Feby 13th 1867 / Thomas
Ormerod / born Novr 18th 1863, died Augst 8th 1868 / Fred Ormerod
In memory of / Harold / son of Herbert & Agnes Ormerod / born Oct 5th 1902 / died Oct 21st 1902 / ASLEEP IN JESUS.
This stone is erected in memory of the inventor of the patent safety link / which has been the means of saving many lives / Edward Ormerod
(Grave Ref. 1642)
|The Edward Ormerod Memorial in Atherton Cemetery|
|... A BELOVED HUSBAND / EDWARD GEORGE ORMEROD / WHO
DIED FEB 2ND 1921. / AGED 50 YEARS. / ALSO ELIZABETH ORMEROD, /
WIFE OF THE ABOVE / DIED SEP. 5TH 1940, AGED 73 YEARS. / ALSO
ELIZABETH JOHNSON, / DIED SEP. 2ND 1934, AGED 65 YEARS. / FAITHFUL
(The inscription at the top of this memorial is worn and very difficult to read, but would appear to record that the the original memorial was erected to the memory of Edward George Ormerod.)
|IN LOVING MEMORY OF / FRED ORMEROD / WHO DIED AUGUST 4TH 1928 / AGED 33 YEARS. / GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN|
|IN LOVING MEMORY OF / GEORGE / THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF / SARAH ANN ORMEROD / WHO DIED JULY 16TH 1907 / AGED 59 YEARS. / "AT REST." / ALSO THE ABOVE SARAH ANN ORMEROD, / WHO DIED APRIL 14TH 1917, AGED 65 YEARS. / ALSO MARGARET ANNE, THEIR DAUGHTER, / WHO DIED MAY 12TH 1973, AGED 81 YEARS|
|In Memory / of / GEORGE ORMEROD, / BORN DECEMBER 29TH 1808,
/ DIED JANUARY 4TH 1866. / ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE / BORN OCTOBER
30TH 1812, / DIED NOVEMBER 13TH 1880. / ALSO ANN DAUGHTER OF GEORGE &
ANN ORMEROD / BORN JUNE 5TH 1842, / DIED AUGUST 13TH 1857. / ERECTED TO
THE MEMORY OF GEORGE ORMEROD, / BY THE WORKMEN EMPLOYED AT THE
(Grave Ref. 1909)
|In / Loving Memory / Of / GEORGE YOUNG ORMEROD / DIED JAN. 8TH 1965, AGED 84 YEARS. / ALSO ELIZABETH JANE / WIFE OF THE ABOVE / DIED OCT. 23RD 1967, AGED 86 YEARS.|
|In Loving Memory of /
Henry Ormerod / who died April 7th
1888, / aged 51 years. / Also George Henry / his son / who died Dec. 13th
1889, / aged 22 years. / Also Ernest his son / who died Nov. 14th 1892, /
aged 12 years. / Also Mary Ann / his daughter / who died April 19th 1893, /
aged 23 years. / Also Esther, wife of the above / Henry Ormerod / who died
Jan. 26th 1929, / aged 90 years.
(Grave Ref. 331)
In loving memory of / James Arthur, / son of Henry & Esther Ormerod, / who died April 17th 1884, / aged 20 years & 10 months. / Also Betty Ormerod daughter of / George and Ann Ormerod / who died July 28th 1915 aged 71 years. / Also Sarah Ormerod, daughter of the above / who died Jan. 6th 1940, aged 83 years.
(Grave Ref. 1954)
In Loving Memory of / Mary Ann / the beloved wife of John Roylance, / who died October 14th 1893, / aged 44 years. / "The just shall live by faith." / Also the above John Roylance, / who died Oct. 8th 1923, / aged 74 years. / In perfect peace. . Also Martha Alice, / wife of the above John Roylance / who died Jan. 5th 1940, / aged 80 years. / Resting where no shadows fall.
In Loving Memory of /
Nancy / wife of Robert Ormerod / who
(Grave Ref. 1993)
Memory of / Oliver Ormrod / who died
August 9th 1880 / aged 68 years. / Also Ellen his wife, / died Feby 19th
1895 aged 79 years
(Grave Ref. 714)
|In memory of / Mary Ann / wife of / William Pilkington / who died January 30th 1888 / aged 32 years / "Gone but not forgotten." / Also the above William Pilkington / who died Oct 25th 1918 aged 63 years|
He gave his life for his country. / Also Ernest Ormerod / who died May 16th 1920, / aged 27 years. / Also Sarah Ormerod / wife of the above / William Ormerod / who died Feb 24th 1926 / aged 69 years. / Until the day breaks.
(Grave Ref. NG 769)