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Petherick, Ormond Leslie (1882–1916)

Among the men recently killed in action in France was Private Ormonde Leslie Petherick, who prior to enlistment was a popular official in Messrs. Bagshaw and Sons' agricultural implement works. He left Adelaide for Egypt last October, and saw active service there. Private Petherick, who was 34 years of age, and unmarried, was born in Collingwood, Victoria, and was the fourth son of Mr. Ernest J. Petherick, of Melbourne and Sunshine. He was descended from a sea roving stock. His grandfather on his mother's side was Captain George Humphrey, of Aberdeen, and on the other his great-grand-father was Edward Jarman Petherick, R.N., who fought under Nelson in many an action, winning his Trafalgar medal on Britain's famous battleship, the fighting Temeraire.

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'Petherick, Ormond Leslie (1882–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2020.

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Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


23 July 1916

Cause of Death

killed in action

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