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Newman, Ormonde Irving (1893–1917)


Born in Adelaide in 1893, he lived in Camberwell. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School, 12908-1910 - Athletics Team, First XVIII. Studied Engineering at Melbourne Univesity. An ardent motor cyclist, winning Victorian Motor Cycle Club's 25-mile road race in 1912, the 1913 reliability trial and the 1914 "Triumph" Cup. Enlisted in 1915 in the 4th Field Artillery Brigade. Served in Egypt and France. He died of wounds on September 12, 1917, after a shell hit his dugout.

Original Publication

  • Melbourne Cricket Club Honour Roll 1914-1918, 1998, p 17

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'Newman, Ormonde Irving (1893–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Newman, Ormond Irving

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


12 September 1917

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence
Military Service