John William Ormerod


Private 4100
31nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

John Ormerod was an ironmoulder from Harvey, Western Australia. His wife, Rose, is noted as next of kin on his attestation papers.

John enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 16 May 1916, aged 24, and although he had previously served with the 25th Light Horse, John was allocated to an infantry unit, the 32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement.

He embarked with his unit from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board H.M.A.T. A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916, and returned to Australia on 8 April 1918.