Edward Ormerod


Private 3853480
2nd Bn, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register records that Edward Ormerod was the son of Edward and Margaret Ann Ormerod, of Preston, Lancashire.

He died on 11 July 1941, and is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery (Grave Ref. J. 22).

The 1939-1945 War burials at the Cemetery began in 1941, during the operations against the Vichy French, and later on casualties were moved into the Cemetery from civilian burial grounds, Deraa French Military Cemetery, and from scattered graves in the areas where the fighting occurred.

At the commencement of the Second World War the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), were stationed in Palestine.

From October 1939 the Battalion formed part of 6th Division, and from 17 June 1941 fought in Syria, as part of 16th Brigade, 6th Division.

On 11 July 1941 the Battalion was involved in the Battle of Jebel Mazar, as Commonwealth forces drove towards Damascus.

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