James Stephen Ormerod


Trooper 3660633
4th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps

James Ormerod was the son of Randolph Rimmer Ormerod and Florence Ormerod, of Trawden, Lancashire.

He died, aged 21, between 12 June and 13 June 1942, and has no known grave. His name is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial (Column 18).

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 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.

In June 1942 the 4th Queen's Own Hussars were fighting in North Africa as part of the 1st Armoured Brigade. At the time of James' death they were involved in the Battle of Gazala.

The Army Roll of Honour 1939-45 records that James was born and resided in Lancashire. His date of death on the Roll is noted as 31 May 1942.