Egbert Quarterman Ormerod


Corporal 6839
12th Bty, 4th F.A. Bgde, A.I.F.

Egbert was recorded as a Station Overseer from Buthawah, Victoria, and twenty four years old, when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 31 July 1915 in Melbourne. It is believed that his place of birth is actually Buthawah Station, Urana, New South Wales, Australia.

Egbert had two brothers who also served with the Australian Forces during the First World War: George Booth Ormerod and Eric Sedgwick Ormerod. George was killed during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Their mother, Charlotte Ormerod, of 4 Canterbury Road, Torrak, Melbourne, is listed as Egbert's next of kin on his attestation papers.

Egbert was originally assigned to be a driver, but was transferred to the Field Artillery at his own request, whilst in Egypt, en route to the Western Front.

He served in France & Flanders, and was seriously wounded on 7 September 1918 whilst serving in action. He was evacuated via Rouen to the Bath War Hospital in England, and from there was returned back to Australia as an invalid.

The records for Egbert, held at the National Archives of Australia, show that he was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. A digital copy of the personal records held for Egbert at the National Archives of Australia can be viewed online at the National Archives of Australia Website.

Egbert's records (NAA: B2455, ORMEROD EGBERT QUARTERMAN) are the primary source material for the information recorded on this page.