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James Ormerod
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James Ormerod
Son of Thomas Ormerod of 157 Ribbleton Lane, later of 36 St Stephen’s Avenue, off Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
Occupation: Assistant Schoolmaster at St Bridget’s School, Manchester
Second Lieutenant 22nd Bn Manchester Regiment
Died of pneumonia Friday 27 September 1918 at Montecchio Pricaleino Aged 27 PCCM says 26
Montecchio Pricaleino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. Grave 6/B/5

Trained as a teacher at St Mary’s Hammersmith London and taught in Manchester. Joined up on 1 September 1914 as part of the Manchester City Employees Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. Fought at the Battle of the Somme and was wounded on 30 July 1916, and was back with the regiment within a month. He was commissioned as an officer with the Manchesters  and was involved in the heavy fighting at the Battle of Passchendaele in August 1917. He was then transferred to the Italian Front and was spent time in the cold conditions of the Alps. On his return to the plains he contracted double pneumonia and died unexpectedly after five days after receiving the Sacrament of the Sick.

Preston Catholic College