Russell Thomas Ormerod


Private 439689
25th Bn, New Zealand Infantry

Russell Thomas Ormerod was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Louisa Ormerod, of Wellington, New Zealand.

He died on 21 March 1944, aged 22, and is buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy (Grave Ref. X. F. 5).

Russell's grave in Cassino War Cemetery

The View from Monte Cassino towards Cassino. The Railway Station, and Cassino War Cemetery can be seen towards the right-hand side of the picture.

It's in this area that the New Zealand Division battalions fought pitched battles against German paratroops as they made their way towards Monte Cassino.