Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Ormesher was born in Stockport, Cheshire, the son of Henry and Mary Ann Ormesher. Henry was a general carrier and an employer, probably running what we would now describe as a transport or logistics company.
William became a school teacher. In 1911 he was working at Blandford Secondary School in Dorset but he later moved to Bridgnorth where he taught at the Grammar School.
Lieutenant Ormesher joined the 16th battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment. He died at sea on 3rd December, 1915. He had been wounded at Gallipoli while attached to the Royal Fusiliers. He is commemorated on the Hellas Memorial in Turkey.
Lieutenant Ormesher was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 15 Star. He had a letter printed in the Bridgnorth Grammar School Magazine in July 1915.
Further details of Lieutenant Ormesher's life can be found on the More Than A Name website.
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