| United Kingdom|
| Frances M. S. Turner|
| Ulster Defence Regiment|
February 11, 2005, High Halden, United Kingdom
British Indian Army, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Denis Ormerod Wikipedia
Denis Leonard Ormerod CBE (17 February 1922 – 11 February 2005) was a career soldier in the British Army.
He was appointed Brigadier Ulster Defence Regiment in July 1971. He was the first Roman Catholic commander of the regiment which was drawn mainly from the Protestant community of Northern Ireland.
Ormerod was educated at Downside School in Somerset. He joined the army in 1940 and was commissioned into the British Indian Army, following which he served in Malaya, India, Italy, and Greece with the Gurkhas, eventually reaching the rank of Major. He also served in Malaya and Palestine during internal security operations in the post war period.
Whether or not it was a conscious decision on the part of the British Ministry of Defence was not known but he acknowledged that his religion helped him establish a rapport with the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in Northern Ireland.