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John William Ormsby
Birth: Jan. 10, 1881
Death: Jul. 20, 1952

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dewsbury, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, British Army. On April 14, 1917, Sergeant Ormsby was assisting in cleaning out the enemy after an attack on the village of Fayet, France. When heavy German machine gun and rifle fire opened up on his company, he pushed on and drove out many snipers from localities further forward. When the only surviving officer was wounded he took command of the company and led them forward under heavy fire for 400 yards to a new position. He organized his new position with great skill and held his line with determination until relieved of his command. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on June 30, 1917. He died at his home at age 71 in Dewsbury, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Dewsbury Cemetery
Dewsbury
Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
West Yorkshire, England
 
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Record added: Apr 16, 2005
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