Thomas Ormrod


Rifleman 51461
1st/5th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Thomas Ormrod died on 9 April 1918, whilst serving with the 1st/5th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment).

At the time of Thomas' death the 1st/5th Battalion formed part of 165th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division, and was involved in countering the German Offensive in Flanders.

The Battalion War Diary for 9 April 1918 reads:

"At 4.10 am enemy bombarded our lines heavily with gas & HE Shells. Morning very foggy. The enemy attacked at about 7.30 pm. Two of the Companies are missing and the foremost platoons of A. Coy in CALLIOUX Locality. The enemy captured the OB Line but our posts at FESTUBERT EAST and those in the VILLAGE LINE remained intact."

Thomas has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

The Soldiers Died in the Great War Database records that Thomas was born and resided in Liverpool, where he also enlisted in the Army.

A map of the area of east of Festubert, where Thomas' Battalion were attacked on 9 April 1918 (from British Trench Map 10-36SW3-10A-221217-Richebourg-S)
Thomas' name commemorated on the Loos Memorial