Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery


During the First World War, Manchester contained between thirty and forty war hospitals, including the 2nd Western General Hospital and the Nell Lane Military Hospital for prisoners of war. Many of those buried in the cemeteries and churchyards of the city died in these hospitals.

Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery contains 272 First World War burials and 174 from the Second World War. The burials are scattered throughout the cemetery, a Screen Wall near the main entrance bears the names of those casualties of both wars whose graves could not be individually marked.

Commemorated on the Screen Wall is Harold Ormrod, who died on 1 November 1916, whilst serving with the Lanacshire Fusiliers.

The Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register records that he has a Grave Reference of I. C.E. 174.

The Screen Wall Memorial at Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery
Harry Ormrod commemorated on the Screen Wall at Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery