George Wareing Drewry Ormerod
232 Bty, 67 Medium Regt, Royal Artillery
Died on Tuesday 11 July 1944, aged 33.
George was a member of the Tyldesley branch of the Ormerods.
He was educated at Rugby, and Queen's College, Oxford, B.A. (1932).
Son of George Milner Ormerod and of Mildred Grace Ormerod (nee Ottley), of West Kensington, London; husband of Madeleine Gabrielle Ormerod (née De Pury). B.A. (Oxon.).
George was wounded at Dunkirk in 1940, and was killed in action near Caen, Normandy, in 1944.
The following information was taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:
St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Grave Reference Number: IX. C. 18.
Those buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery died for the most part in the fluctuating battles from mid June to the end of July 1944, in the region between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Caen.
The cemetery contains 1,627 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 49 of them unidentified. There are also 556 German burials."
The Army Roll of Honour 1939-45 records that George was born in Bolton and resided in West London.
George is also commemorated on the grave of his father, George Milner Ormerod, in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes, East Sussex.