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VC804   John William Ormsby

Name   John William Ormsby   No.   1836   

VC Issue No.   804   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, B Company

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 28 Low Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Dewsbury Cemetery, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section R, Grave 718

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   11 June 1917 by Major-General A. R. Montagu-Stuart Wortley (ribbon) & 30 June 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Dewsbury Cemetery, Yorkshire, England

P  John Ormsby VC Way, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

By The Way…

His headstone stated he was born in 1889. This was corrected in 2011 to the right date 1881

VC Held By

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England



VC 803 VC 805
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VC 805

The First World War

BORN   11 January 1881

DIED   29 July 1952   AGE   71

VC Won   14 April 1917   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Favet, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917