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Regimental number2705
Place of birthWatta Wella, Victoria
SchoolJoel Joel State Schol, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Ormston, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingGlencourse Wood, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLII, Row D, Grave No. 18), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Stawell Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: William Smith and Christina ORMSTON, Joel Joel, Victoria. Native of Watta Wella
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3890 Pte George William ORMSTON, 6th Bn, killed in action, Strazeele, France, 5 June 1918; Cousin: 3221 Pte George William SAUNDERS, 58th Bn, killed in action, 25 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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