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Norman MASTERS

Regimental number66
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMoulder
Address'Cathona', Lennox Street, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, J B Masters, 'Cathona', Lennox Street, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a communication trench between two strong points on BECELAERE RIDGE. He gave great assistance in the construction and in the distribution and supervision of the men. He gave great assistance to our wounded and when he himself was wounded he walked to the dressing station near YPRES rather than tax the strength of the stretcher bearers who were very busy at the advanced dressing station. He set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1968
Place of burialPinegrove Memorial Park Cemetery

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