Frank Ormrod


Private 12575
15th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers

The Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register notes that "F. Ormrod" was the husband of Sarah Ormrod, of 99 Renshaw St, Patricroft, Manchester.

The Card Index to the First World War Army Medal Rolls reveals that Frank Ormrod served as Private 12575 with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

Frank died on 2 December 1917, aged 39, and is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery (Grave Ref. XI. C. 6).

At the time of Frank's death the 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Salford), Lancashire Fusiliers, were attached to 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.

The National Roll of the Great War - Section XIII - Salford records the following for F. Ormrod, of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

"Volunteering in October 1914, he completed his training and seven months later was ordered to the Western Front. After taking an active part in the Battles of Ypres, Loos, Albert, the Somme, the Ancre, and Bullecourt, he gave his life King and Country and Cambrai in December 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul to God.""

The National Roll of the Great War gives Frank's address as 99 Renshaw Street, Patricroft.

The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records that Frank was born and enlisted in the Army in Salford.

The grave of F. Ormrod in Poelcapelle British Cemetery