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Phillip Michael ORMSBY

Regimental number2562
Place of birthBallangeich, Victoria
SchoolEllerslie & Ballangeich State School, Victoria
Other trainingTeacher Training College (short course)
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Phillip Ormsby, Ellerslie, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter leaving school he worked on his father's farm until the age of 18, then recommenced his studies for 2 years. Gained a studentship at Teachers' College; passed two exams in six months - distinctions in Greek and Algebra. Appointed Trainee Teacher at Tyrendarra, Mandalyaand Apollo Bay, Victoria.
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1916
Place of death or woundingnr Corbie, Somme sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 13), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Ellerslie Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Philip (d. 12 January 1918; bu. Ellerslie) and Catherine (d. 3 September 1932; bu. Ellerslie) ORMSBY, Ellerslie, Victoria. Native of Ballangeich, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 10 served in the AIF, 5 died (1 at Gallipoli, 4 in France).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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