Peter Ormrod


Gunner 715834
"D" Bty. 210th Bde, Royal Field Artillery

The Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register notes that Peter was the son of John and Bridget Ormrod, of 139 Marlborough Rd, Cheetham, Manchester.

The 210th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery was attached to the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division and was originally designated the 1st East Lancs Brigade, and armed with 4 15-lbr guns. The Brigade was rearmed with 18-lbrs on 29 February 1916, after its withdrawal from Gallipoli.

The Headquarters and one Battery was recruited from Blackburn, and one Battery each from Church and Burnley.

Peter died of wounds on 21 November 1917, aged 25, and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (Grave Ref. VIII. I. 118).

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

Peter's grave in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery