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Ormrod, George

Lieut George Ormrod came up to King's in 1906 from Hulme Grammar School, Oldham. He took a Pass Course in the Faculty of Arts, and in 1909 gained Prof. Spiers' Scholarship to the Alliance Francaise, as well as his Bachelor's degree. He made a name for himself as an enthusiastic footballer and first rate athlete; he played centre-half in the Soccer First XI., and captained the team in the season 1908-1909. He embraced the scholastic profession upon leaving King's and was appointed to the staff of the Maidstone Grammar School, where he remained until, in March, 1916, he was gazetted to the Royal Sussex Regiment., and was drafted to France after a very short period of training. His battalion fought hard and successfully near St. Quentin, throughout the whole of the 18th September, 1918, and his commanding officer has recognised Mr, Ormrod's splendid work on that occasion. In a further attack which began at midnight, Mr. Ormrod took command of his company (his captain having been wounded earlier) and was passing to the flank platoon to direct operations when one of the orderlies who accompanied him was hit. He stopped at once, and was in the act of tying up the man's wounds when a burst of machine-gun fire caught them and killed both. A second orderly, though badly wounded, managed to crawl back and give information. In letters to Mrs Ormrod, the colonel, the chaplain, and other officers of the regiment have spoken very highly of Mr, Ormrod's character and ability, and the colonel expresses the regret of all ranks of the battalion upon the loss of such a popular officer. King's College Review, Dec. 1918.

Biographical

Surname(s)Ormrod
First name(s)George
Previous educationHulme Grammar School, Oldham
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1906-1909
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Qualifications1909 - B.A. and Prof. Spiers' Scholarship to the Alliance Francaise.
Military unitRoyal Sussex Regiment, 5th Bttn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death18 September 1918
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing’s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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