Alfred Ormerod


Lance Bombardier 1608986
171 Bty, 57 Lt. A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery

Alfred Ormerod died, aged 27, on 27 February 1942 - the same day as Fred Ormerod, who also served with the 171 Battery, 57 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

He has no known grave, and his name is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial (Column 33).

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to El Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels of the Alamein Memorial commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia.

57 (Kings Own Yorks L.I.) Light A.A. Regiment R.A. (T.A.) formed part of Home Forces in the U.K. at the commencement of the Second World War.

In August 1941 they became part of the British forces in Palestine and Trans Jordan, where they were serving at the time of Alfred's death.

The Army Roll of Honour 1939-45 records that Alfred was born and resided in Blackburn.