DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY

Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France

Francis James ORMSBY

Grave II.A.44.

Son of Colonel John Becher Ormsby, R.A. (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Registered on the Roll of South Africans who fell 1914-1918 edited after the War by the South African authorities.

Killed in action on the 3rd September 1916. The 13th Royal Sussex (116th Brigade, 39th Division) was in support of the 11th Royal Sussex during an unsuccessful attack on the German positions immediately in the North of the Ancre. The Battalion sustained 135 casualties.