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Norman Claude Reginald HAINES

Regimental number94
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWood machinist
AddressGladstone Street, Chicago, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Blanche Ethel Clarke, 10 Main North Road, Medindie, South Australia
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Rolltm Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry during the operation in front of the Hindenburg Line when, as the sole survivor at his detachment, he kept his mortar in action until assistance came.
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Norman Claude

Military Medal

''For conspicuous gallantry during the operation in front of HINDENBURG LINE on 3rd May 1917. Notwithstanding that he was the sole survivor at his detachment he kept his Mortar in action until assistance came.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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