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Norman George HAMLIN

Regimental number1695
Place of birthPlymouth England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGallater Street, Charleville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Ellen Hamlin, Gallater Street, Charleville, Queensland
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During operations at VILLERS BRETONNEUX from 29th April, 1916, to 4th May, 1916, for gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of ration and ammunition parties, and on several occasions when the parties were subjected to heavy enemy artillery fire, he displayed fine organisation and initiative in getting them into safety, thus stopping casualties, and ensuring the safe delivery of the rations and ammunition.' Second description reads: 'Private HAMLIN displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty between 5th and 15th August, 1916, at POZIERES. This soldier did excellent work in building and re building machine gun positions under very heavy shell fire, thereby assisting his Officer to keep the guns in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1948

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