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Norman James GREIG

Date of birth15 January 1891
Place of birthPenshurst, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationResident Master
AddressScotch College, East Melbourne
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Greig, Bank of Victoria, Penshurst, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Senior Cadets; also in the 64th Infantry
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Orders


"Gallant conduct recorded by the Lieutenant General Commanding: Was killed during an attack on German Officer's Trench, when covering the retreat of his party, which was safely effected through his gallant action."
Recommendation date: 1 August 1915

FateKilled in Action 12 July 1915
Date of death12 July 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 27), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Jane GREIG, Penshurst, Victoria, Australia. Native of Daylesford
Medals

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 12 February 1915.

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, on or about 12 July 1915'; confirmed by General W R Birdwood, 23 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREIG Norman James

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