Okay, here's some more:
The Irish Journal of Medical Science
records that he passed his entrance exams for the army in 1905:
The Director-General of the Army Medical Service has forwarded
the following list of gentlemen who were successful at the exam-
ination held in London in January, 1905, for Commissions in
the Royal Army Medical Corps, and for which 68 candidates
entered : —
MARKS. NAMES AND QUALIFICATIONS.
V M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.).
479 Garfield Ormrod, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.).
He had attended Shrewsbury School and by 1909 he was apparently serving in India:
Garfield Ormrod, b. 1881, [F.E.B.]; b. 1881 ; left 1898;
Edinburgh Univ., M.B., CM., 1903; Lieut.
R.A.M.C., 1904. c/o King, King and Co.,
Source: Shrewsbury School Register, 1734-1908http://booksnow2.sch...reuoft_djvu.txt
In the London Gazette
, his appointment as Lieutenant was confirmed Dec 12th 1905: promoted to Captain Jul 31st 1908 and to Major Oct 15th 1915.
In 1911 he was apparently serving in Northern Ireland, as one of three RAMC officers sharing a rented house:http://www.census.na...im_Road/139258/London Gazette
also records that he retired from the army on May 25th 1931 and remained on the Reserve List until being removed on grounds of age on November 8th 1936 (presumably that means his actual birth date was November 8th 1881).
What he did afterwards I don't know, but there are indications on t'internet that Daphne Court was a residential hotel - so perhaps your "Fawlty Towers" reference is near the mark! He's certainly not in the phone books of the period and apparently died a bachelor, leaving a fair old lump of money too.http://www.geograph....uk/photo/285893
Edited by Vitesse2, 28 January 2013 - 11:57.