George Hall Ormerod


Gunner 59515
186th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery

George Hall Ormerod was the husband of Mary Ann Ormerod, of 12 King's St, Milnrow, Lancashire.

He died on 21 February 1918, aged 32 years, and is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery (Grave Ref. IX. D. 27).

Mendinghem is one of a trio of British Cemeteries which served the hospitals and casualty clearing stations in the locality of Proven. The other two are named Dozinghem (dosing 'em) and Bandaghem (bandage 'em) - all three names coined by British troops to sound like local Flemish ones.

George served with 186th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Royal Garrison Artillery Siege Batteries consisted of the largest guns and howitzers - mounted on massive fixed concrete emplacements or railways, and consequently more or less static.

The First World War Medal Rolls show that George was entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records that George was born and enlisted in the Army in Rochdale.

George's grave in Mendinghem Military Cemetery