Service no. G/37729
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 11th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in London; lived in Clapham
Killed in action on 30 September 1918, aged 22
CWGC: “Son of Mrs H. Ormond, of 56, Larkhall Lane, Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’huil, France, and at Waterloo Station, London
Information from Shani Wheatley
George Ormond was born in 1896. Before joining the Army, he was a van shifter working on the railway.
George’s father was William Ormond (born 1850 in Tolpuddle, Dorset. His mother was Harriet Norris (born 1858 at Fordington, Dorset). William and Harriet married in lambeth in 1877. William worked on the railway as a porter.
William’s grandfather was James Orman (born 1822 born the Hampreston or possibly the Horton area of Dorset) and his grandmother was Mary Wey (born 1830, Dorset). She is listed as Orman on the Births, Marriages and Deaths index but was buried as Mary Wey Ormond on 19 June 1851. As spelling was sometimes a hit-or-miss affair, these changes of spelling were not unusual.
Members of the Ormand family have traced their tree back to 1556, mainly from to parish records and visiting the area.