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Norman Vincent FOLPP

Regimental number2068
Place of birthBaerami, Goulbourne River, New South Wales
Place of birthGoulbourn River, New South Wales
SchoolMount Dangar
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBaerami via Denman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Folpp, Baerami via Denman, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 10 August 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Enlisted 5 April 1916 - 34th Bn, 3rd Reinforcements; taken on strength, 34th Bn, 26 October 1916; taken on strength, 9th Machine Gun Coy, 14 February 1917; wounded at Messines, 7 June 1917; promoted Corporal, 17 July 1918.

FateKilled in Action 28 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPeronne Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 29), Mericourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: WIlliam and Agness FOLPP, Baerami Post Office, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of 8th August, 1918. During the attack near ACCROCHE WOOD south of HAMEL, this N.C.O. was in charge of a Vickers gun team. He noticed that two enemy machine guns were holding up the advance and he immediately told off two men to accompany him, rushed the position, and by the use of bombs succeeded in capturing the two guns and 12 prisoners. His daring and initiative not only set a fine example to his men but enabled the attackers to move forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2735 Pte William James FOLPP, 15th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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