John James McOrmond Clan
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iv. ROY MCORMOND, was born 01 July 1895, Cripple Creek, Colorado. The last child born to John James and Lucinda, he moved with his family to Canada while still quite young.
He registered with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force 59th Overseas (World War 1) June 7, 1915. He gave his age as 18 at that time, although he was really 17. His war records also state place of birth as Kokomo, Colorado. He was with the Battalion Machine Gun Brigade on June 18th, 1915 as private #454063, having served in Canada, England and France. He was wounded at Passchendale, France in 1918 and on. 19th, 1919, he was discharged as medically unfit for further war service. (Ken had pictures of Roy and Victor, at a hospital in England and of John, with his wife and children taken about 1899). He also worked in the Nickel mines of Sudbury. The USA census of 1900 incorrectly records his year of birth as 1896.
Roy married Annie Elizabeth Richards on 11 April 1921, in Mattawa, Ontario; she was born 17 September 1894, Mattawa, Ontario. Her family had a farm beside the McOrmond farm. He is listed in the Sudbury directory (specifically) in 1937 as living at 69 Ethelbert St. Moved to Kennedy Street in 1967 .
Biography of Roy McOrmond
the first war, up to the time he enlisted, 07 June 1915 he worked
in the bush around Mattawa, Timiskamig, Cobalt, etc. In the summer
he worked on the farm (called Spring Hill)
Roy was predeceased by Annie, 13 May 1967, Sudbury, Ontario.
They are buried at Pinehill Union Cemetery - Mattawa, Ontario.