Albert Ormerod

 

Private 108858
1st Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. and Derby Regiment)

The Commonwealth Debt of Honour Register shows Albert as being the husband of Mary Ann Barnes (formerly Ormerod), of 15 Central St, Ramsbottom, Manchester.

The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records that Albert was born in Ramsbottom, and enlisted in the Army in Bury.

The Database also records that prior to joining the 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, Albert served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, as Private 35712.

Albert was killed in action on 27 May 1918, the first day of the German offensive on the Aisne. At this time the 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, formed part of 24th Brigade, 8th Division.

Albert has no known grave, and his name is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, along with almost 4,000 other officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and have no known grave.

The Soissons Memorial
Albert's name commemorated on the Soissons Memorial