Reginald Hanson Ormerod


H.M.S. St Vincent

Reginald Hanson Ormerod, a Midshipman, from H.M.S. St Vincent, is buried in Brighouse Cemetery, Yorkshire (Grave Ref. D. "C" 544).

Reginald was the son of George Frederick and Lilian Elizabeth Ormerod. He was living at 126 Huddersfield Road (Heath Mount), Rastrick, Yorkshire, at the time of the 1901 Census, and Ashgrove, Elland, at the time of the 1911 Census.

Reginald's Navy Service Record (ADM 196/124/124) records that he was taken on board HMHS Soudan on 2 February 1918, suffering from severe injuries to his back, sustained whilst HMS St Vincent was coaling. Reginald died of these injuries on 9 February 1918.

H.M.S. St Vincent was a Battle Cruiser, built at Portsmouth Dockyard, and launched on 10 September 1908, being commissioned into the Royal Navy on 3 May 1909. She took part in the Battle of Jutland during the First World War, and after the war she was used as a training ship.

Reginald is also commemorated on the war memorial in St Martin's Church, Brighouse.

The grave of Reginald Hanson Ormerod in the cemetery at Brighouse

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H.M.S. St Vincent