Oliver Hugh Ormrod was born in 1885 in Pickhill Hall near Wrexham. The 1891 census places him there with his family.This large household was headed by Oliver Ormrod who was 35 and ‘Living on his own means’. His wife was Emily W.H. who was 34. Their listed children were Lionel 8, Beatrice 7, Hugh 5, and Lawrence was 2. There were six visitors listed , one governess and four servants.
It proved very difficult to locate Hugh in the 1901 census when he was about 15, although we knew that he attended school at Eton. In fact his surname was misspelled on the census return. It did confirm that he was a boarder at Eton College in Berkshire.
In the 1911 census when he was 25 Hugh was at Pickhill Hall and lived on ‘private means’. His father Oliver was 55 and a widower. Beatrice was 27 and Maurice was 19. There were four visitors, one vistor’s maid and twelve servants.
UK Soldiers who Died in the Great war 1914 -19 accessible on www,ancestry.co.uk confirms the military details above . It adds that he was ‘killed’ on 12th September 1916.
His medal card also accessible on ‘ancestry’ details his medals and adds that his first Theatre of War was France and he entered it on the 29th October 1915.
UK De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914 -24 and the Aviators’ certificate details all accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk.
Oliver Hugh Ormrod’s brother Lawrence Moreland Ormrod was also killed in the war and is named on the Bangor on Dee Memorial. He has his own page on this website. A third brother Lionel James Ormrod was also killed in the war but he is not named on the Bangor on Dee Memorial. We have, however given him a page on the website. Follow the link.