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Maurice Rex Irwin ORMSBY

Regimental number1236
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
Address11 Hastings Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.2
Height5' 11"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louie Ormsby, 103 Moncur Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Cadets; 3 years in 25th Signal Company, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Light Horse Brigade, 2nd Signal Troop (Engineers) - 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Troop
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Re-embarked, 6 May 1917, as R1236 Warrant Officer (Class I), Cavalry Divisional Signal Squadron I, from Sydney on board HMAT A15 'Port Sydney'; served in Iraq.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ORMSBY Maurice Rex Irwin

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