WWI Centenary: New ways to remember local heroes

WAR HERO Sjt John William Ormsby. (2710/43)

WAR HERO Sjt John William Ormsby. (2710/43)

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A local hero will be given the recognition he deserves as part of a government scheme to restore the graves of WWI Victoria Cross winners.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has pledged £100,000 to help restore graves throughout Yorkshire belonging to WWI Victoria Cross heroes, including the grave of Serjeant John William Ormsby.

Serjeant Ormsby was born and raised in Dewsbury, and received the cross for gallantry. He is buried in Dewsbury Cemetery.

 

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