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World War 2 => 1939 - 1945 => Topic started by: GTh0mas on April 14, 2020, 07:55:57 PM

Title: Looking for information John (Jack) Ormrod 5th or 9th Manchester Regt
Post by: GTh0mas on April 14, 2020, 07:55:57 PM
Hi Folks I'm looking for the military History for on of mums Cousins,

John Ormrod known as Jack
DOB: 26th Aug 1912
Born and Lived in Droylsden, Lancashire, England
He was possibly 5th or 9th as one of his stories was being evacuated from Dunkirk.
Lived a good life with his wife Ellen (Nellie) and Died in 1991

Unfortunately that's where the information ends as all photos and paperwork disappeared when his son Colin died a few years ago.

any help would be much appreciated
Title: Re: Looking for information John (Jack) Ormrod 5th or 9th Manchester Regt
Post by: Bob.NB on April 16, 2020, 11:39:20 AM
The 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment was also evacuated via Dunkirk in 1940.
Your best bet is probably to apply to the MoD for copies of his service papers (cost £30) and then you'll have a very good idea of John Ormrod's service.
Bob B