Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
2050   Private John James Ormsby
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/09/1886
Died: 01/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
John James Ormsby was the son of George and Anna Maria Ormsby. He was born on 19 September 1886 in Ballybunion County Kerry. George Ormsby The 1901 records the family as living in Aghareville Lower, Kilcolman, County Mayo. John was a 14 year old scholar. George Ormsby had retired from the Royal Irish Constabulary. John J Ormsby had been a Irish Guardsman before the War but left the regiment to become a policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary. When war broke out he returned to Mayo where he enlisted in Castlebar with the Irish Guards again. He was living in Dungannon, County Tyrone at the time. Private John James Ormsby was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action about 1st November 1914, age 28. The CWGC records he was the son of Burris and Anna Maria Ormsby, of I, Belle Vue Terrace, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
Read more on Private John James Ormsby
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 11
CWGC Casualty 1622894
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal Irish Constabulary
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Ormsby family Lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Aghareville Lower, Kilcolman, Mayo
2 1911 Census lists Ormsby family Does not list John as living with the family at house 3 in Aghareville Lower, Kilcolman, Mayo
3 Belfast Telegraph 06/07/2018 Brief details on Private Ormsby
4 Kerry birth records John James Ormsby date of birth and actual register image
5 Kerry War Dead - PDF Information on John James Ormsby
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 The RIC in WW1 John James Ormsby listed as Royal Irish Constabulary
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023