16th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
Harry was killed on 1 April 1917, aged 21, whilst serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was the husband of Beatrice Ethel Ormerod, of 33 Shakespeare St, Padiham.
The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records that Harry was born in Sabden, and resided in Padiham. He enlisted in the Army in Burnley.
Lots of information regarding Harry has been uncovered by Simon Mount, and can be found by clicking on the link to Harry Ormerod at the Sabden War Memorial.
At the time of Harry's death 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Salford), Lancashire Fusiliers, formed part of 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.
The Battalion was originally formed in Salford on 5 November 1914, by Mr Montague Barlow, M.P. and the Salford Brigade Committee.
Harry is buried at Savy British Cemetery, France (Grave Ref. I. C. 6).
Savy is a village 6.5 kilometres west of St Quentin, and was taken by the 32nd Division on 1 April 1917, after hard fighting. Savy Wood was taken on 2 April 1917.
|Harry's grave in Savy British Cemetery|