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Norman Edgar KAYE

Regimental number6376
Place of birthAlbert Park Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address14 Federal Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Kaye, 14 Federal Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Herleville on 18 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE on 18th August, 1918, during minor operations this man was No. 1 on a Lewis Gun. During the advance he showed great coolness by walking in front of the attacking wave firing his gun from the hip. Arriving at the objective he was the first to enter the enemy trench and in the face of heavy opposition used his gun with good effect.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 280 Pte Arthur John KAYE, 29th Bn, killed in action, 22 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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