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Norman James GUNN

Regimental number2828
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gunn, Myola, Walker Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at VILLERS CARBONNELL on the evening of the 29th Aug., 1918. As the Battery was withdrawing from action a sudden heavy barrage was placed on the position. The N.C.O. in charge of a gun team was severely wounded, and Dvr GUNN, who was driving lead, had both his horses killed. He immediately uncoupled the dead horses and taking charge withdrew his gun from a very difficult position. His coolness and courage undoubtedly saved further casualties to personnel and team and damage to the gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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