John James Ormerod


John James Ormerod died on 30 October 1944. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register records that he was a Despatch Rider, N.F.S. - son of Mr and Mrs Ormerod, of 5 Hey Street, Cloughfold; and husband of Mary Jane Ormerod, of 9 Hargreaves Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire. He died at North Walls.

John's name is recorded in the Civilian Roll of Honour for the Municipal Borough of Winchester.

He is also recorded, as Fireman J.J. Ormerod, on the Roll of Honour for No. 14 Fire Force at Southsea Fire Station, Somers Road, Southsea, Hampshire.

John is commemorated on the Firefighters Memorial, to the men and women of the United Kingdom Fire Service, who had made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of the realm in World War II, which was unveiled in 2003, to the south of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

The Firefighters Memorial outside St Paul's Cathedral

John's name commemorated on a panel beneath the "Blitz" Memorial Statue outside St Paul's Cathedral