Fred Ormerod


Gunner 1609165
171 Bty, 57 Lt. A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register records that Fred Ormerod was the son of Jack and Ada Ormerod; and husband of Annie Ormerod, of Little Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire.

He died on 27 February 1942, aged 30 - the same day as Alfred Ormerod, who also served with the 171 Battery, 57 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

Fred has no known grave, and his name is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt (Column 36).

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8500 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 Fred's death.

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