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  • Photo shows the family grave of the Orme family commemorating Isaac Orme at Nottingham Northern Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Bulwell Nottingham
Isaac was the youngest child of Henry and Ruth Orme (nee Knight). Henry Orme and Ruth Knight were both born in Bulwell and were married in 1873 (A/M/J Nottingham). They had at least ten children who survived into adulthood: Mary Jane b. 7 April 1875 (A/M/J Basford), Frederick Henry b. 1876 (O/N/D Basford), Bertha b. 12 July 1978 (J/A/S Basford), Percy Knight b. 1880 A/M/J Basford), Ada birth registered 1882 (J/F/M Basford), Amelia b. 18 April 1885 (A/M/J Basford), Will b. 17 January 1888 (J/F/M Basford), Harold b. 25 December 1889 (1890 J/F/M Basford), Leah b. 16 October 1891 (O/N/D Basford) and Isaac b. 1893 (A/M/J Basford). All the children were born in Bulwell. The dates of birth are from the 1939 England & Wales Register. In 1881 Henry (27) a weighing machine clerk, and Ruth (29) were living at 15 Chatham Street, Bulwell, with their four children, Mary (5), Frederick (4) Bertha (2) and Percy (infant). By 1891 they had moved to 7 Clarges Street, Bulwell. Henry (36) was described on the census as a coal miner He and Ruth (39) had eight children: Mary (15) a lace dresser, Frederick (14) who was in work, Bertha (12) a lace mender, Percy(10), Ada (9), Amelia (5), will (3) and Harold (1). Leah and Isaac were born several years later. By 1901 the family was living at 2 Henrietta Street, Bulwell. Henry (46) was a colliery [weighing] machine clerk. Only eight of their ten children were still living at home: Mary (26) and Bertha (22) who were both teachers, Ada (19) who was not recorded in work, Amelia (16) who was in work, Will (13) a wicker worker) and Harold (11), Leah (9) and Isaac (8) who were all still at school. Frederick had married Hannah Elizabeth Hutton in 1900 (O/N/D Nottingham) and in 1901 they were living at 7 Bestwood Terrace, Bulwell. Frederick was a coal hewer. Also living with them was Frederick's brother Percy (20) a cane worker, and his wife Ada (19) a hosiery hand, whom he had married in 1901 (J/F/M Nottingham). Percy and Ada were described on the census as boarders. Mary Jane married Frank Grainger in 1901 (J/A/S Nottingham), Bertha married John Reynolds in 1902 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Amelia married Harry Gill in 1906 (O/N/D Nottingham). Isaac's mother Ruth died on 16 June 1904 aged 52 and his father Henry married Kate Bell the following year (1905 O/N/D Nottingham). By 1911 Henry (56) a 'check weigh man' was living on Widmerpool Road, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, with Kate (51, b. Derby) who was a poultry farmer. Only Henry's unmarried son, Will (23) a butcher, was living with them. Henry and Kate employed a domestic servant, Lily Fox (13). Henry's other unmarried children were living with their married siblings. Isaac (18) a coal miner/horse driver below ground, was living at 45 Logan Street, Bulwell, with his sister Mary Jane Grainger, her husband Frank (b. Codnor Derbyshire, 25 March 1875), a coal miner, and their two young sons, Harold and Maurice. Leah (19) an overlocker lace curtains, was living with her sister Amelia Gill, her husband Harry (b. Hucknall, 16 March 1882) a coal miner, and their two children Edna May (4) and Gordon (2) at 59 Chatham Street, Bulwell. Harold (21) a coal miner hewer, was living at 28 Logan Street, Bulwell, with his sister Bertha Reynolds, her husband John Reynolds (b. Elsworth Cambridgeshire, 1 March 1877), a stationary engineman at a colliery, and their son Reginald (7). Frederick (34) a coal miner hewer, was living at 84 Logan Street, Bulwell, with his wife Hannah (35) and their two children Doris Claire Knight (6) and Freda Haywood. Percy Knight (30), a basket maker, and his wife Ada (29, b. Basford) were living at 32 Lascelles Road, Roundhay Road, Leeds, with their daughter Elsie May (7), another child had died in infancy. Ada (birth registered J/F/M 1882) has not yet been traced on the 1911 Census. The notice of Isaac's death in the local paper gave his address as 136 Logan Street, Bulwell, and he may have still been living with one of his married siblings. His father was still living in Keyworth. Henry's second wife Kate (formerly Bell) died in 1924 (March Bingham) and it seems likely that Henry married Mary Hough the same year (1924 J/A/S Bingham). Henry died on 8 April 1938 aged 83 and a corresponding Probate record gives his address as 94 Repton Road, Bulwell. His wife Mary survived him. Of Isaac's siblings: Mary Jane (Grainger) was living in Hucknall with her husband Frank, a colliery deputy, in 1939 at the time of the national register. Frank died in 1951 (Jun Hucknall) aged 76 and Mary died in 1964 (Dec Mansfield) aged 89. Frederick Henry died on 23 June 1922; he was still working as a miner and was living at 203 Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His wife, Hannah Elizabeth survived him. Bertha (Reynolds) was living in Nottingham at the time of the 1939 national register with her husband John Reynolds, a stationary engine driver. She died in October 1953 (Dec Nottingham) aged 75. Percy Knight has not been traced after the 1911 Census but there are records (not obtained) that indicate that he emigrated to Australia. Ada has not yet been traced after the 1901 Census. Amelia (Gill) was living in Nottingham with her husband Harry Gill (now a master boot repairer) and two of their children, Frederick (b. 6 March 1920) a grocery shop assistant, and Marian E. (b. 8 June 1926). Will served in the Army Service Corps (S1.2429 SQMS) and was in France by 1915 at the same time as Isaac. He was still serving in France when Isaac died in May 1917. Will was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. A newspaper report of 1915 recorded that he had been working for the Bulwell Co-operative Butchering Department before he enlisted. He married Mabel Gertrude Gilbert (b. 26 August 1891) in 1917 (J/F/M Blaby Leicestershire) and in 1939 he and Mabel were living in Leicester where he was working as a butcher. A son, Henry G. (b. 20 May 1920), a railway clerk, was living with them. Will died on 13 November 1977; he was then living at 94 Repton Road, Bulwell, the address given on his father's Probate record in 1938. Mabel Gertrude survived him and according to a Probate record for a Mabel Gertrude Orme, she was living at 7 Burnwood Drive Wollaton, Nottingham, when she died on 19 April 1981. Harold was living in Bentley with Arksey, Yorkshire West Riding, with John and Alice Roebuck at the time of the 1939 national register. He was described as a coal miner/stone worker and his status was 'married' and there is a record of the marriage of a Harold Orme to Minnie Renshaw in 1912 (A/M/J Basford). There is a futher marriage record of a Harold Orme to Mabel Shardlow in 1962 (J/A/S Nottingham) and the death of a Harold Orme (b. 25 December 1889) in 1973 (March Nottingham) aged 83. Leah (Dickens) married Edward Dickens (b. 22 October 1881) in 1919 (J/A/S Nottingham) and i1939 at the time of the national register they were living in Nottingham. Edward was a builder's labourer. Leah died in 1960 (Jun Nottingham) aged 68.
Isaac was a coal miner/horse driver below ground in 1911
11 May 1917
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He enlisted in Nottingham and UKSDGW gives his residence as Nottingham although he was probably living in Bulwell.
Sergeant
Royal Field Artillery
Served with "B" Bty 152nd Bde Royal Field Artillery. He died of wounds and is buried in Avenes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref. 4.C.22). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Inscription on family headstone, Northern Cemetery, Bulwell, Nottingham: 'In loving memory of Ruth wife of Henry Orme who fell asleep in Jesus June 16th 1904 aged 52 years. Who shall separate us from the home of Christ Romans 8th Chapter. Also Sergeant Isaac Orme the youngest beloved son of the above who died of wounds in France on May 11th 1917 aged 24 years. Also Henry Orme who died April 8th 1938 aged 83 years. Reunited & at rest.' Newspaper article with photographs, local newspaper, September 1915, published on 'Ancestry' website: ‘Bulwell Brothers in Arms. Photographs of two well-known men now in France. Sergt W Orme of the Army Service Corps who is now in France is well-known in Bulwell where he was engaged in the Co-operative Butchering department some months ago. His brother, Bombardier Isaac was a miner in the district before he joined the big gunners.’ Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 17 May 1917: ‘Orme. Died of wounds on May 11th 1917, Sergeant Isaac Orme, RFA, age 24, the youngest and beloved son of Mr H Orme, Keyworth (late of Bulwell). We could not stand beside you to hear your last farewell, and not a word of comfort from those who loved you well. From his sorrowing father and ma [Kate], fiancée, sisters and brothers (Will in France).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Post 'In Memoriam', 11 June 1917 (abridged): 'Sergeant I Orme, RFA, 136 Logan Street, Bulwell, died of wounds May 11th age 24.' Registers of Soldiers Effects: his father Henry was his sole legatee. Probate: Orme Frederick Henry of 203 Radford-road Hyson Green Nottingham miner died 23 June 1922 at the General Hospital Nottingham Administration Nottingham 11 July to Hannah Elizabeth Orme widow. Effects £209. Probate: Orme Henry of 94 Repton Road Bulwell Nottinghamshire died 8 April 1938 Probate Nottingham 15 July to Mary Orme widow and Robert Barber solicitor. Effects £944 12s. 5d. Probate: Orme Will of 94 Repton Road Bulwell Nottingham died 13 November 1977 Probate Nottingham 4 January £9164 Will Orme was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal: 'The Meritorious Service Medal was originally instituted in 1845 for members of the British Army. The medal was awarded to non-commissioned Army personnel to recognise meritorious service. Recipients were subsequently granted an annuity, the amount of which was based on rank. Between the years 1916-19, army non-commissioned officers could be awarded the medal immediately for meritorious service in the field. They could also be awarded the medal for acts of non-combat gallantry. Awards for gallantry to Army personnel ceased after September 1928, as they were subsequently honoured by the award of the Empire Gallantry Medal.' Extract: www.onlinemedals.co.uk/medal-encyclopaedia/other-medals/meritorious-service-medal
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  • Photo shows the family grave of the Orme family commemorating Isaac Orme at Nottingham Northern Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Family grave of the Orme family - Photo shows the family grave of the Orme family commemorating Isaac Orme at Nottingham Northern Cemetery Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Photo shows the family grave of the Orme family commemorating Isaac Orme at Nottingham Northern Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Family grave of the Orme family - Photo shows the family grave of the Orme family commemorating Isaac Orme at Nottingham Northern Cemetery Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Buried in Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension
    Isaac Orme - Buried in Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension