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Walter George Ormsby

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 554 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 554 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1898 AWMM GreymouthGrey District AWMM
    Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 29 May 1915 AWMM 2 Hayes Street, Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Ormsby (father), Gonville Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/248 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham, Signaller Training AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 29 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      118 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walter Ormsby was the son of George and Christine Ormsby, of Patea, Taranaki, New Zealand. Native of Greymouth, New Zealand Also served in Egypt.

    Increased age at attestation, form had his birth date as 20 January 1895, and his age at enrolment was therefore listed as 20. This is incorrect and his birth date was three years later.

    Died aged 18 years 8 months

    Name was wrongly spelt as Walker in the Nominal Roll AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France AWMM III.E.28 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Weekly News March 15 1917 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 554 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News March 15 1917 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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