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Regimental number141
Place of birthPennienick, Midlothian, Scotland
SchoolJuniper Green, Midlothian, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia15
AddressDunellan Estate, Logan Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Ormiston, Dunellan Estate, Logan Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Territorial Force, Scotland, and in the Senior Cadets, East Brisbane, Queensland.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Australia with the original 9th Bn; was at the landing at Gallipoli; was wounded, 25 August 1915.
FateDied of wounds 5 April 1919
Age at death23.4
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSt. Pierre Cemetery (Plot XV, Row B, Grave No. 3), Amiens, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Thomas and Christina ORMISTON, Ipswich Road, Juliette Street, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 714 Pte Andrew Graham ORMISTON, 25th Bn, killed in action, 27 May 1918; 1092 Sergeant John Wightman ORMISTON, 25th Bn, killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 17 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Death accidental (gun shot wounds)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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