1/6th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
Ernest Ormrod died on 21 November 1944 whilst serving with the East Surrey Regiment in Italy, and is buried in Cesena War Cemetery (Grave Ref. VII, B, 6).
The Commonwealth War Graves website notes that "most of those buried in this cemetery died during the advance from Rimini to Forli and beyond in September-November 1944, an advance across one flooded river after another in atrocious autumn weather. The cemetery site was selected in November 1944 and burials were brought in from the surrounding battlefields."
Further details about Ernest Ormerod can be found at Jill Bell's website at http://www.highmeadow.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index_files/Page983.htm. Please note that this will take you out of the Ormerod Family Website.
Ernest's brother, Bertie, was killed during the First World War, whilst serving with the Royal Fusiliers.
Ernest is remembered on the war memorial on Crescent Road, Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester.
|Ernest's grave in Cesena War Cemetery|