George Milner Ormerod


Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Field Artillery attached Military Intelligence War Office

George Milner Ormerod was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of Joseph Arderne Ormerod and Mary Ellen (née Milner). His ancestry can be traced through the Ormerods of Tyldesley.

He is shown living at 25 Upper Wimpole St, St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, at the time of the 1881 Census.

During the First World War George Milner Ormerod is shown as serving with 148 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, attached to M.I.5 at the War Office.

The First World War Medal Rolls show that George was entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914/15 Star.

George was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1917. He later became Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire 1918-20, and Chief Constable of East Sussex from 1920.

He was educated at Rugby, and Queen's College, Oxford.

George is buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes, East Sussex.

George's son, George Wareing Drewry Ormerod, who was killed near Caen, during the Second World War, is also commemorated on his grave.


George's grave in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes

Distinguished Service Order

The D.S.O. was instituted in 1886 to reward commissioned officers of H.M. forces for meritorious or distinguished service in time of war.