Robston P. Ormerod

 

Private 235067
8th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt)

Robston P. Ormerod was the son of Sam Ormerod, of 6 McLeod St., Nelson, Lancashire.

At the time of the 1901 Census Robston was living with his family at 22 End Street, Colne. The details from the census returns are as follows.

Dwelling:

22 End Street

Census Place:

Colne, Lancashire, England

Source:

PRO Ref RG13; Piece 3885; Folio 111; Page 21

Marr

Age

Sex

Birthplace

Sam ORMEROD

M

38

M

Yorks Leeds

Rel:

Occ:

Head

Joiner (Worker)

Mary J. ORMEROD

M

39

F

Yorks Bradley

Rel:

Wife

Gertrude ORMEROD

S

15

F

Lancs Colne

Rel:

Occ:

Daughter

Cotton Weaver (Worker)

Rennie ORMEROD

S

14

M

Lancs Colne

Rel:

Occ:

Son

Cotton Weaver (Worker)

Robston P. ORMEROD

S

12

M

Lancs Colne

Rel:

Son

Lily ORMEROD

S

5

F

Lancs Colne

Rel:

Daughter

Wilfred ORMEROD     S 1 M

Lancs Colne

  Rel: Son        

Robston was killed in action on 27 September 1918, and is buried in Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt (Grave Ref. D. 5).

Havrincourt is a village in the Department of the Pas de Calais, about 12 kilometres south-west of Cambrai and just north of Havrincourt Wood.

At the time of Robston's death 8th (Service) Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), formed part of 76th Brigade, 3rd Division.

On 27 September 1918 the Division was involved in the Battle of the Canal du Nord, one of the Battles of the Hindenburg Line.

The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records Robston as Rolston P. Ormerod, and notes that he enlisted in the Army in Nelson.

Robston's grave in Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt